Oral health is not something most people take lightly. Most people have memories of being a kid and trying to get out of going to the dentist or being extremely nervous sitting in the dentist’s chair for the first time. As we get older and understand the importance of our oral health, we’re more inclined to pursue our oral health more diligently. Here at Same-Day Implants, our first priority is to ensure that you’re aware of your oral health condition and know all of your options so that you can provide you with the most effective care for your goals. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
It never hurts to start with the basics. A dental implant is a small titanium component surgically placed in the jaw in order to support a prosthesis like a bridge, crown, facial prosthesis, or denture. They act as a permanent replacement for natural teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Most people are candidates for dental implants. However, patients with unhealthy gums or significant bone loss in the jaw may require additional procedures before dental implants are possible. Smokers and those suffering from diabetes may require additional evaluation as well.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants?
Anyone who is missing teeth or is at risk of losing a tooth should consider dental implants. If you’re currently using traditional dentures to accommodate for missing teeth, you should also consider dental implants. Dental implants are the best way to restore the functionality of your natural teeth while at the same time improving facial structure, improving your smile, and restoring confidence.
What Are Same-Day Implants?
Same-day implants, like the name suggests, allows you to get your implants placed in the same day as your initial consultation! It hasn’t always been this way, however. In the past, patients needed to wait weeks or months in order for implants and crowns to be created and placed. Oftentimes, this required multiple visits to the periodontist office. Although same-day implant procedures are not always possible, modern technology has made this possible in many situations.
Are There Risks Involved With Same-Day Implants?
Since same-day implants significantly reduce the amount of time required to get dental implants, you may be wondering if this comes with any additional risks. At Same-Day Implants, we are committed to your success. So, if we see any reason dental implants may fail if they’re set in the same day, we will not go through with it. We are committed to your long-term health and well-being, so we will only perform same-day procedures if it benefits you.
What Types Of Dental Implants Are There?
There are several types of dental implants we offer: single-tooth implants, dental implants for multiple teeth, and All-On-4 dental implants. A single-tooth implant is a single crown supported by a single implant; multiple teeth implants are a partial arch of teeth supported by an implant on either end; and All-On-4 is a full arch of teeth supported by four implants.
Can Dental Implants Be Rejected?
Titanium, the metal used in dental implants, is recognized as one of the best metals for prosthesis due to its biofunctionality and biocompatibility. Titanium alloys do not corrode in the body, but metal ions may slowly diffuse into gum and bone tissue. In rare cases, metal hypersensitivity or outright rejection of the implant may occur. Speak with your periodontist if you’re concerned about this.
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is a disease resulting in gum inflammation, bone loss, and eventual loss of a dental implant. This is usually the result of a poorly placed dental implant, however, poor oral hygiene plays a major role in keeping and maintaining a healthy implant long after your procedure. If you’re experiencing swollen or bleeding gums, pain in the gums or jaw, or any other issue with your dental implants, speak with a periodontist immediately.
Contact Same-Day Implants
It’s only natural to have a lot of questions going into your dental implant exam. We understand this and want you to be fully aware of not only the condition of your oral health, but what treatment options are available to you. Give us a call today to get started.