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Asking Your Dentist If Dental Implants Are Right for You
Asking a dentist about the dental implant process, including crown placement, is the only true way to know if it is an effective replacement for your oral condition. Therefore, every patient should feel free to ask their dental professional questions about their recommended procedures or treatment options. Unfortunately, too much information is available nowadays to know what is true and what is not, making it a great idea to consult a dental professional if you want to know the truth about any particular dental procedure.
Are dental implants right for you?
Whether the patient is missing just one or multiple teeth, choosing a tooth replacement option as soon as possible is necessary. A mouth is typically considered healthy when there is a full set of teeth, a sufficient amount of jawbone, and healthy gum tissue. While dental implants are popular tooth replacement options, the only way a patient can understand whether an implant is an effective choice for them is to schedule a consultation with their dentist.
Questions to ask a dentist before choosing implants
The following is a list of frequently asked questions people have when wanting to know whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for them.
Do dental implants require any special care?
The fact that dental implants are inserted into the jawbone means that implants not only act like a natural tooth but, due to the crown placement, are also specifically designed to look like a natural tooth. This means that dental patients who choose this tooth replacement option do not need to provide their implant with any special care and can instead care for it the same way they do the rest of their teeth.
What is the downside of dental implants?
The main downside that comes with choosing implants is that the process takes many months to complete. While the process is time-consuming, the end result is well worth the time, as the patient now has a crown that looks and acts just like a natural tooth. Another downside is the risk of infection.
Is it necessary to get approved before getting a dental implant?
Yes, it is necessary for dental patients to get approval from a dentist before undergoing the dental implant procedure. It is important for patients to be in good overall health, including good oral health. Optimal health means they must not have any dental disease present, as well as have enough jawbone in place to support the implant. Those who smoke are encouraged to stop smoking, which greatly hinders healing.
Schedule a consultation today
Our experienced dentist can answer all your dental implant questions. This is why it is such a great idea for you to make a consultation appointment, so we can help you better understand everything you need to know about undergoing a dental implant procedure. Simply contact the Playa Vista Dental Care Playa Vista office at (310) 589-3146 to speak with our friendly staff, and we will get you scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. We look forward to serving you.
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