Dental Implant Questions & Answers

If you are missing more than one tooth, have dentures, or need multiple teeth extracted, you may have plenty of dental implant questions as you decide the best treatment path for you. Full mouth dental implants can enhance your lifestyle by allowing you to enjoy eating again, be proud of your smile and improve your overall health.

To help you understand the treatment, we have created a helpful list of common dental implant questions with their answers. If you have additional questions or want to discuss how dental implants can change your smile, schedule a dental implant consultation at one of our locations.

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    What Are Dental Implants?

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    Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Loss of bone is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth. A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The

    Why Should I Be Concerned About Missing Teeth?

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    The Hidden Consequences of Tooth Loss If you have lost any of your teeth, you no doubt realize there are consequences to living without them: Your smile may not look the way you want it to; eating, speaking and intimacy may be more difficult; and your self-confidence may fade. Though serious, these are not the only impacts. There are hidden consequences of losing teeth that affect not only your appearance but also your health. Importantly, a loss of jawbone inevitably

    What Are Fixed Dentures?

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    If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants. Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don’t slip when you eat or talk Help prevent bone loss in the jaw Can last a lifetime How

    How Do I Reduce Dental Anxiety?

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    It’s not uncommon for some people to feel a little nervous when visiting the dental office, even though they know it will benefit their health. For a few, however, this anxiety takes on a more troublesome aspect. In fact, according to some surveys, between 10-20 percent of people say they avoid all dental treatment due to fear of the dentist. The consequences of this behavior can be serious, ranging from general deterioration of your oral health to toothaches, infections, even

    Why is Senior Dental Care important for my Parents?

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    As the baby boomer generation gets older, many of us are helping take care of our parents. Most people think of helping their parents with housing, assisted living, and even health care. One important area that is often overlooked is senior dental care. With proper dental care, baby boomers can avoid having major dental and general health problems later in life. Senior dental care is connected to whole-body health and if properly taken care of can avoid serious problems like heart

    Alternative to Dentures

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    Traditionally, the solution to missing teeth was dentures. But many people are looking for an alternative. Problems with removable dentures are caused by two basic things: what they are made of, and how they are held in place. Teeth Tomorrow full-arch dental implants address both of these issues.

    Should I have my teeth extracted and a bridge put in all in one day?

    You’ve probably seen lots of ads for bridges delivered in one day. Many people think that ‘if you can get it done in a day, it must be good’. But, the real difference is in the final result, and what a difference a day makes. With one-day procedures, you have your teeth taken out, dental implants put in, and a temporary bridge fitted over the course of an entire day. Swelling that results from oral surgery doesn’t decrease before the