April 24, 2016

Drawing of Dental Implant in Lower JawWhen it comes to your options in tooth replacement, dental implants are the only true comprehensive replacement there is. To help you understand more about how they work, your dentist in Gilbert has put together an implant FAQ. Keep reading for more about implant dentistry from Dr. Hanna Mansoor!

Q: How do dental implants work?

A: Sturdy titanium posts, dental implants are inserted into the empty gum space left by each missing tooth. They work by fully integrating with the jawbone, forming one solid unit. This process, known as osseointegration, provides unparalleled stability for the new tooth replacement that sits on top of the dental implant.

Q: How long does the treatment for dental implants take?

A:  In all, you can expect your dental implants to take up to eight months to complete.

Q: But aren’t there faster tooth replacement options available? 

A: Of course, non-implant-retained replacements are completed much more quickly than those that use dental implants. Fixed bridges and non-implant retained dentures, for instance, can typically be completed in just two visits to your dentist’s office. But for eligible patients, the significant advantages of dental implants make them well worth the investment in time. 

The benefits of using an implant-retained replacement include the following.

  • Increased oral health promoted by the prosthetic root. Without a root, the jawbone lacks the stimulation it needs to stay healthy and whole. 
  • The most secure replacement. With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping around or falling out at inopportune moments. Your new tooth replacement will fit just like it should for years to come.
  • The best investment. When cared for properly, dental implants can be expected to last the wearer’s lifetime.

Q: Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

A: If you’re missing one or more teeth and enjoy good oral and overall health, chances are excellent that you’re a good candidate for this top tooth replacement option. Why don’t you contact the office of Smiles by Hanna to find out for sure? Request your appointment to discuss your options in tooth replacement with dental implants in Gilbert today! We can’t wait to help you regain your beautiful smile.