Maybe you’ve seen commercials, magazine articles, or Facebook posts about the amazing benefits of dental implants. Dental implants have really changed the face of dentistry and patients are reaping the results.
While unsecured dentures serve a helpful purpose in some cases, modern dental implants provide a long-term solution to replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Here are four questions to ask your dentist before getting dental implants.
1. Am I a good candidate?
If you’re missing teeth, have loose teeth, struggle with dentures, or have difficulty chewing, you may be a great candidate for dental implants. We offer a complimentary consultation to see if dental implants will work for you.
2. Can any dentist perform a dental implant procedure?
While many general dentists offer dental implants, far fewer have the advanced training necessary to deliver the highest standard of implant dentistry. At Greentree, we are privileged to have our own dental implant professional. Dr. Ferguson is involved in the highly respected externship through the Midwest Implant Institute (the largest private dental implant training institution in the U.S.).
3. How long will my implants last?
With proper brushing and flossing, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Today’s implant technology has led to a lifetime success rate of well over ninety percent. After placing your implants, we will regularly monitor them to ensure their long-term stability and reliability.
4. What are the health benefits of dental implants?
The titanium used in dental implants is naturally compatible with the body. It is designed to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration, preventing further bone loss and stabilizing your bite. Not only will we replace your tooth, our team will also make sure it looks great by using a natural looking crown to cover your new long-lasting titanium root.
Feel free to contact us today for a complimentary dental implant consultation.