StoneCreek Dental Care offers implant replacements to restore lost or damaged teeth. Read below for more information and answers to some of the most common questions regarding this procedure.
What are implants?
Implants are surgical replacements for the roots of your teeth, which are then capped with a crown at the surface. Implants are made from a light, biocompatible titanium which fuse to the bone, giving the look of natural, healthy teeth.
How do I know if implants are right for me?
You and your dentist will discuss if implants are a suitable option. For most people, if you have missing teeth, but overall decent oral health, you're probably a good candidate for implants. However, due to the fact that the implant must fuse to the bone, there are some medical issues and lifestyle habits that might impede their success.
What's the difference between implants and dentures?
Implants can look and feel more like natural teeth, and are often only removable by the dentist. Dentures, on the other hand, are molded to fit the size and shape of your mouth but do not replace the roots of your teeth or fuse to the bone. Though usually less costly than implants, dentures also require some different methods of cleaning and may take a little longer to get used to.
How do I care for implants?
For the most part, caring for your implants is not much different than caring for real teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are important for maintaining the wellbeing and functionality of your implants. Your dentist will monitor the state of your implants, and can replace them if they become damaged or worn.
If you're interested to learn more about implants, or to find out if they're right for you, contact StoneCreek Dental Care today
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