If missing teeth have affected your self-esteem, dental implants are an innovative tooth replacement option. This comprehensive procedure comprehensively restores your smile while providing improved dental stability and functionality. If you have any questions while contemplating dental implant treatment, we have provided the below frequently asked questions and answers to guide you in your decision-making process.
Are dental implants safe?
Implant placements are proven to be safe. While traditional prosthetics such as dentures and bridges can harm dental anatomy, implanted tooth replacements benefit the jawbone and do not cause any damage to surrounding teeth. Having pre-existing medical conditions can affect your candidacy for obtaining implant placements. Before proceeding with dental implants, be sure to consult your primary healthcare physician.
Who qualifies for dental implants?
To receive implant-supported restorations for the missing teeth in your smile, patients have to meet the following criteria:
· Healthy bone volume
· Ability to complete dental surgery
· Don’t want or can’t wear dentures
Many individuals are suited for this tooth replacement option, but some patients may require preparatory procedures before implant treatment can begin. These include tissue grafts and periodontal treatments, such as adding bone volume, sinus lifts, and procedures to improve overall health standing to support lasting implant results.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
The success rate for implant placements is about 95 percent across the nation. To ensure your implant treatment is as lasting as possible, implants are only added to areas in the jaw where the bone is healthy. A good oral hygiene routine after the procedure decreases chances of rejection.
If you have questions about the success rate of implants at Dr. Ryoo’s office, please don’t hesitate to ask our team during your consultation.
Why can’t dental implant treatment be completed in one appointment?
The total completion time for dental implants ranges from three to nine months. Different steps involved in implant placement must be completed in stages to ensure proper healing and stability. If you are in need of a bone graft before undergoing the procedure due to insufficient jawbone density, healing time is added to your overall treatment plan. While some parts of the process can be expedited, depending on your health, it’s not ideal to sacrifice ideal results in the effort to make the treatment time shorter.
Contact Ryoo Dental if you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation regarding dental implants!