Dental Implant FAQs
Are you ready to stop living with the challenges of missing teeth? To regain your quality of life, dental implants can be used to fill the empty spaces in your smile. Offering over a 95% success rate, you know that they can improve your oral health and your quality of life; however, you still have several questions about the treatment. To help you make the best choice, Dr. David J. Kristoff has the answers you need.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of three main components: an implant post, an abutment, and a crown. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to replace the root. After your jawbone fuses to it, an abutment is attached to it to allow a custom-made dental crown to be connected.
How Many Teeth Can Dental Implants Replace?
Dental implants can be used to replace one, multiple, or all your missing teeth. Now, they are commonly used as an alternative to a traditional bridge or denture. Implant posts anchor the prosthetic teeth in place to allow you to enjoy a long-term solution.
How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?
The number of implant posts that will be needed will vary depending on how many teeth are being treated. A single missing tooth will require one implant post; however, when several are missing, two posts may be required. When an entire arch is being treated, an average of four posts are used.
Why are Dental Implants Successful?
Dental implants have become the most successful tooth replacement option because they replace the root, too. This allows the jawbone to be stimulated to encourage new bone growth. This protects the density of your jawbone while also allowing it to fuse to the post.
Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?
With your jawbone fused to the post, you will enjoy an option that closely looks and feels natural. In fact, when compared to traditional options, you will benefit from an increased biting force of over 70%.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
There is no set price tag for the procedure. The amount you can expect to pay is determined by your treatment plan. There are several factors that influence the cost, such as how many teeth are being replaced, the materials that are used, and your dental coverage.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
With the right aftercare, dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime. The posts should remain in place forever; however, the crown will suffer from daily wear and tear. As a result, it will need to be replaced about every 10 years.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Generally, if you have good oral and general health, you are a candidate for the procedure. You will require a thorough consultation to ensure that there are no risk factors that will increase your risk of failure, such as compromised bone density, infection, or immune disorders.
Complete Your Smile Today!
If you are ready to replace your missing teeth, contact Dr. Kristoff today to schedule your consultation.