Dental Implant FAQ'S
What Are Dental Implants?
This is perhaps one of the most common and obvious first questions to ask before dental implants. A dental implant is not an actual tooth but rather a prosthesis used for replacing missing teeth. It is a small titanium fixture the dentist inserts into your jawbone, on top of which the dentist can attach a:
After the implant integrates to the bone, the dentist connects a structure known as an abutment to your implant and then attaches your artificial tooth or teeth. There are three parts to the process — the implant, the abutment, and the artificial tooth.
The dentist surgically places dental implants in your jawbone. Implants serve as your missing teeth’s roots. Since the titanium in the dental implants fuses with your jawbone, the dental implants won’t make noise, slip or cause bone damage like dentures or fixed bridgework may. Plus, the materials don’t decay like your natural teeth supporting regular bridgework could.
- Are Dental Implants Common?
- Are Dental Implants Safe?
- How Painful Is Getting a Dental Implant?
- How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?
- How Soon After a Tooth Extraction Can You Have an Implant?
- Can Your Mouth Reject an Implant?
- How Long Does It Take for Dental Implants to Heal?
- Who Are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?
- Can You Turn Dentures Into Implants?
- How Long Do Implants Last?
- How Much Do Implants Cost?