Implants are dental restorations that can replace single missing teeth or secure multiple lost teeth. As one of the most versatile and long-lasting restorations, dental implants are a great option to renew the full health and appearance of the smile. Using dental implants, we help patients restore the form and function of their teeth. If you have missing teeth but have questions about implants, you can read answers to these frequently asked questions here. We want to educate our patients on the results they can achieve using dental implants in our Greenwood, IN dental office.
Dental Implants in Greenwood, IN
Read more about dental implants and implant-secured restorations with answers to these commonly asked questions:
How long do implants last?
The implant posts themselves are made of high-quality titanium metal, which we place in the jawbone beneath the gums. Once dental implants are secure, they can last for 10 to 20 years. Avoiding tobacco products, visiting the dentist on a regular basis, and continuing a good oral hygiene routine helps keep implants permanent.
Are dental implants worth it?
Dental implants are one of the highest quality restorations patients can receive for one or more missing teeth. Implants support teeth at the root, fusing with the bone tissue below the gums. Once implants fuse with the bone tissue, they become a permanent part of the mouth. With implants, patients can speak, bite, and chew without restorations slipping around their mouth. Implants can secure a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures and ensure that these restorations last for many years to come.
Will dental implants impact an MRI?
Implants made of titanium metal will not impact MRI because they are not magnetic. However, you should still let the MRI technician know of any dental work that contains metal before scanning.
Do you brush dental implants?
The implants themselves are underneath the gums. However, single implants are capped with dental crowns, and multiple implants secure bridges or dentures made of durable, tooth-colored materials. Gently brushing restorations with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste keeps them clean. Continuing to floss using a water pick or traditional floss can also prevent buildup between restorations and any remaining teeth in the mouth.
Are you interested in dental implant treatment? Contact Dr. Benjamin Stevens and Beautiful Smiles today at (317) 886-4512. You can also feel free to request a dental appointment with us online. Let us know if you have any remaining questions about implant restorations. We are happy to help.