Dental implants are a great option for those who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, and are looking to restore their smile to its original beauty. We realize that the choice to get dental implants can be overwhelming, so we have worked together at Reimels Dentistry to provide you with the most common questions regarding dental implants to help guide your decision.
Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are small posts made of titanium that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jaw during a minor procedure at Reimel’s office. A new tooth, crafted to match your other natural teeth, is inserted into the implant to fill the gap in your smile.
Q: Can all my teeth be replaced with dental implants?
A: Yes! You have the option to replace one, some or all of your teeth with dental implants. If you are interested in replacing all of your teeth, it may only require two implants to support a removable denture, and four implants to support a permanent set of top or bottom teeth.
Q: Is the dental implant procedure painful?
A: It is not a painful procedure! Any discomfort that occurs after the procedure can be treated with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen.
Q: Are dental implants expensive?
A: They are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods, however it is unlikely you will ever need to replace them! They provide you the best option for long term value.
Q: How do I care for Dental Implants?
A: Treat your implants like you do your regular teeth! Remember to brush, floss and see your dentist for regular check ups and cleanings.
Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?
A: There is a good chance you are a candidate, but an exam by your dentist is necessary to know for certain.
If you have any further questions about proper dental implants, call us at 704-948-1111 and a member of our team will be happy to discuss the treatment with you further! You can also book an appointment with our easy online scheduler and just let us know in the notes that you are hoping for an implant consultation.