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FAQs on Dental Implants: Things you must know about Dental Implants

Q: Do I need Dental Implants?

A: As teeth are lost, it becomes more difficult, over time, to eat and chew food. The jaw bone melts away with disuse. You may be surprised to learn that 29% of denture wearers eat only soft or mashed foods and 50% avoid many foods altogether.  Replacing teeth Replacing teeth as soon as they are lost keeps the mouth in its optimal function so you will; hopefully, never have to mash your food! If you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, implant dentistry might be right for you.

Q: Why is replacing these missing teeth so important?

A: Replacement of missing teeth is essential to maintaining the bone in the jaw. The longer a tooth is missing the more bone is lost in that site. Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The actual dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth. It is then used as an anchor to secure the replacement tooth or teeth. Implants allow us to replace missing teeth without harming the healthy natural teeth adjacent to the space.

Q: Lost back molar: Are dental implants an option?

A: Some patients may want to replace a lost rear molar with a dental implant in order to preserve as much chewing function as possible and to maintain the integrity of the jawbone in the area. Many of these patients will be good candidates for this treatment, but it’s important to be evaluated by a dentist trained in implants to determine the likelihood that you’ll be able to achieve your desired treatment outcomes with a dental implant.

Q: Will I experience negative outcomes if I postpone treatment for tooth loss?

A: Patients may be tempted to delay treatment to replace a missing tooth, especially if that tooth was not in a highly visible area. However, postponing an intervention after tooth loss can result in a number of consequences. Even a single missing tooth can compromise your smile’s appearance, create an opportunity for the other teeth to shift out of their proper positions and affect your ability to chew and speak properly.

Many patients worry that their quality of life will suffer following tooth loss, and rightfully so. If you receive an uncomfortable, ill-fitting appliance to replace your missing teeth, then you may not look and feel like your best self. Dental implants tend to give patients an improved quality of life in many ways.

Call Finesse Dental on 88244800 now for your FREE CONSULT and Improve your quality of life with dental implants !

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