Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!
In days gone by, missing teeth were usually replaced by removable dentures. However, in recent years, dental implants have become a popular alternative offered by dentists to their patients. If you're considering having dental implants, you may be wondering what the pros and cons are; read on to find out more.
What are dental implants?
When a tooth is lost due to decay, to trauma, or following root canal work, a gap is left behind. A dental implant is a titanium screw, or a framework of screws, that is placed into a patient's jawbone in order to support a replacement, artificial tooth or teeth.
What are the pros of dental implants?
What are the cons of dental implants?
Dental implants provide a great solution to the problem of missing teeth. If you're prepared to wait for the end result, you can enjoy many years of natural-looking, low-maintenance dental work without the hassle of removable dentures.