Dental implant are one of the options for replacing missing teeth. With dental implants, patients can obtain one of the more lifelike options for replacing lost teeth. What is the history of dental implants? Do they really provide a new tooth that looks and functions like a natural one?
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Benefits
Question: How long do they last?
Answer: Since dental implants are inserted into the jaw, they are secured like a natural tooth. The result is a long lasting replacement tooth, one that may last up to 25 years on average. In some cases they have been known to last even longer. In order to ensure they last for several years you need to maintain good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings.
Question: Do implants look natural?
Answer: yes. The restoration that tops the implant will be designed based on impressions taken of your teeth. We use porcelain to create the crown, ensuring the restoration is stain-resistant and looks like natural tooth enamel. The goal is to place a new tooth that blends with your smile seamlessly.
Question: Will I need to change how I eat?
Answer: No. The implant will function like a natural tooth, so you will be able to eat the same foods you could before. The new tooth is also fixed in place and doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning, unlike dentures.
Question: What if I have multiple missing teeth?
Answer: If you have several missing teeth you may need a prosthetic to improve your ability to eat or speak. Fortunately, we can place six to eight implant posts into each arch to support the prosthetic. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact our office today. We can help you achieve a whole and beautiful smile.
For a professional consultation for dental treatments using dental implants, call Drs. Alex and Claudia Denes today at (559) 297-1800 to schedule an appointment. Fresno Dental Studio serves patients from Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.