How Vulnerable is a Dental Implant?

You like to invest in things that exceed your expectations. Who needs a let-down, right?

Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants will exceed your overall expectations in many ways. Remember the common ways to lose your teeth are dental decay, trauma, or gum disease.

And you want assurance that your new dental implant will not experience a similar outcome.

Are dental implants “bullet-proof?”

It’s common to want fail-safe proof when investing in implant treatment. If you’ve lost teeth as result of dental cavities or periodontal (gum) disease it makes sense to ask if your dental implant is vulnerable to the same.

Fact: Your dental implant is crafted from titanium. The oral bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease cannot have the same impact on your implant.

Reality: Be aware of the deeper affects of oral disease. Your dental implant is part of  your oral health environment.

The implant is inserted into your jaw. The surrounding bone adapts and bonds with your new titanium tooth root.

Bone strength and stability is vital to your dental implant’s success and disease-free longevity.

Bone loss remains a threat if you experience periodontal (gum) disease or tooth decay. This can attack the long term viability of your dental implant.

Gum disease is an equal nemesis. If untreated, it can cause your implant to fail and need to be replaced.

Controlling your gum disease in advance of your implant placement is vital. You want to eliminate all potential threats to help assure the success of your dental implant.

Decades of effectiveness

You should expect your implant procedure to last for decades. The linchpin is proper care and maintenance of your oral health.

Remember your dental implant will not be compromised by oral bacteria. But oral diseases can affect your implant’s stability.

Follow a consistent routine of oral health care. And schedule your exams and teeth cleanings to stay aware of potential threats to your teeth, gums, and dental implant.

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Do You Really Have Time for Dental Implant Treatment?

It’s not uncommon to be concerned. Perhaps concern is too strong a word.

Try curious. That’s a better way to view your lifestyle considerations when facing dental implant treatment.

It’s actually more inconvenient to live with missing or damaged teeth. If you’ve delayed tooth replacement with dental implants, wait no more.

A convenient alternative?

There are lifestyle advantages for dental implant treatment. Of course, there’s the obvious aesthetic value.

Your teeth, smile, and overall appearance will improve. And you can also count on convenience too.

Since your implant procedure is oral surgery it might seem odd to tag it as convenient. Yet, you can experience all the benefits of dental implant treatment without significant disruption to your personal and professional life.

Better than imagined

The word “surgery” brings to mind a number of unpleasant thoughts. Among them is the recovery process.

Dental implant treatment is accompanied by a shorter recovery period than most imagine. Generally, you can expect to enjoy a meal of soft foods the day of your surgery, and in most cases you should be able to return to work the following day.

The specifics of your implant treatment will determine your particular outcomes. We will inform you of any issues that could prolong recovery and the return to your daily routine.

You could require additional treatment to assure that your dental implant procedure is effective. Bone grafting and a sinus lift are two related treatments that can lengthen your treatment and recovery period.

Avoiding complications

Your regular routine would be delayed if any complications arise from your dental implant procedure. We are prepared to develop your personal treatment plan, answer any of  your questions, minimize your infection risk, and anticipate the post-operative issues unique to your specific treatment.

Follow all prescribed pre- and post treatment recommendations. Medications (preventive antibiotics), oral hygiene instructions, and treatment follow-up requirements are essential to your successful treatment.

Remember, your jawbone is bonding with your new dental implant. This process requires several months of healing after your implant is placed.

The bottom-line

You should be able to return to work and your regular routine within hours or days of your dental implant treatment. Reduce your risk of complications by following all of the post-treatment instructions we provide.

The benefits of dental implant treatment are significant compared with the recovery process. You will experience a healthier mouth, long-term function, and an improved appearance with dental implants.

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