Many people understand that dental implants are the best option for replacing their missing teeth, but may have concerns about the potential for pain, length of treatment, and success rates. At Remington Dental Group, our dentists and team help many patients enjoy the benefits of implants, as they are often the best chance to have a full smile again. If you’re worried about implant treatment, we have provided the following guide:
A Painless Procedure
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, anchored to the bone. Implant prosthetics are attached to these posts, restoring a natural bite and aesthetic. Even though the initial placement surgery intimidates patients, it’s actually a simple process and requires only minor movement of soft tissue to access the bone.
Gums and surrounding tissue are completely numbed before the procedure, which is the same process as when decay is removed. The bone itself has no nerve endings, meaning patients are completely comfortable during treatment. Once the implant is secured to the jaw, we provide a temporary prosthetic until healing completes. This procedure is simple and efficient for many patients; any other indicated concerns are addressed as needed.
How the Smile Heals
Implants require time to fuse to the bone through a natural process, called osseointegration. This characteristic is the key advantage of implants, as it allows prosthetics to become as strong as real teeth. Implant patients can enjoy a fully-functional and beautiful smile without fears caused by traditional prosthetics, such as loose dentures and worn down teeth. Normal hygiene practices and routine dental visits are all that you need to maintain your new smile.
Can Dental Implants Fail?
This procedure is successful over 95 percent of the time, as the Institute for Implant Awareness shows
. Dental implants last longer than dental bridges and are more resilient to damage. One major cause of implant failure is an infection, which can result from poor hygiene and soft tissue inflammation. When patients come to our practice for implants, we treat gum disease as indicated, and pay close attention to the smile after implants are placed. We take extra care to ensure patients can use their implants for a lifetime.
Contact Remington Dental Group for More Information!
At Remington Dental Group, our dentists take time to address any fear patients have. Dr. Mary Dini and Dr. Mohammad Zarrinnegar take the time to listen to patients’ questions and provide detailed answers.