Common Dental Implant Questions
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: June 7, 2012
Do dental implants hurt?
Dental implants are surgically implanted in your jawbone, but this procedure is done under local anesthesia and should cause no discomfort. If you are uncomfortable with any dental procedure, Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko can discuss your options prior to the placement of your dental implants.
Once placed, your dental implant will become an accepted part of your jawbone. There should be no discomfort following the initial recovery period.
Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants are the only permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. However, it is important to remember that the care you take of your teeth will impact the longevity of your implant. It is still necessary to brush and floss at least twice daily, and to visit our office for biannual exams and cleanings to ensure your implant lasts as long as possible.
Why are dental implants preferable to other forms of tooth replacement?
Dental implants offer several advantages over other types of tooth replacement. In addition to being the only permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants:
- Will not slip or fall out
- Offer the strongest and most secure foundation for your false tooth
- Do not rely on adjacent teeth for support
- Prevent jaw shrinkage
These are only some of the benefits specific to dental implants. More can be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
To have a root form implant placed, you will need to have sufficient jawbone structure to support it. If you do not have sufficient jawbone structure, a different type of implant or an implant alternative can be discussed.
The best way to determine your candidacy for dental implants is through a one-on-one consultation at Focus on Smiles.
If you have questions about dental implants, please contact the Edmonton, Alberta office of Focus on Smiles to schedule an initial consultation today.