Questions to Ask Before Getting a Dental Implant

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Dental Implant

by Aaron Glueck (SU)

There are few things more embarrassing than having missing teeth. It doesn’t just impact how you look, but also how you feel about yourself. Dentures are a good solution, but they must be removed while you sleep at night – and so your family sees you every day with one or more missing teeth.

Fortunately, you do not have to live with missing teeth anymore, thanks to dental implants. This is a permanent replacement of a tooth, and the implant holds the crown in place so it looks like you have a regular tooth. No one would be able to tell the difference.

Dental implants also help to preserve the health of your jawbone. This bone can deteriorate if left without teeth, which help to maintain its physical integrity.

If you’re thinking of getting one or more dental implants, here are some questions to ask your dentist about the procedure:

1. Can dental implants improve my oral health?

Dental implants are not only effective in restoring your jawbone structure, but also in restoring your bite. With a missing tooth or teeth, you will eventually start having problems with oral function due to the uneven distribution of bite force. Dental implants can reduce the load on your remaining teeth, thereby preserving jawbone health.

2. How long do dental implants last? 

Dental implants can last a lifetime without replacement with proper care. There is no special care needed for dental implants – you maintain them as you maintain your natural teeth, such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing, and going to the dentist regularly.

3. Are dental implants obvious when I smile?

No, they look just like normal teeth! They are crafted to mimic your natural teeth with regard to the shade and shape of the existing adjacent teeth.

Ultimately, there is no way for anyone to tell that you have dental implants. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent, and they are so comfortable that you’ll forget that you have them.

4. How do I care for my dental implants?

Treat your dental implants like they’re your own natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and have regular cleanings and dental checkups at least twice a year. The low-maintenance aspect is what makes dental implants such a popular choice for patients with missing teeth.

Dental Implants in Eugene, Oregon 

A single missing tooth has the power to ruin your smile. The good news is that it’s easy to fix the problem with the help of an experienced dentist. 

The 360 Dental team provides comprehensive dental services to patients here in Oregon, from routine cleanings to dental implants to teeth whitening. We will evaluate your dental health and recommend the most effective procedure for replacing your missing tooth or teeth. We will help you achieve optimum oral health in a relaxing setting.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly staff by calling us today at (541) 689-1645 or fill out our simple online request form now. Our team awaits your call!