Q&A: Full Dental Implants

» Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

full dental implantsDental implants are perfect for people who are self-conscious about their missing, broken, or damaged teeth. They replace the old tooth and give you a whole new look. 

About 3 million people already have dental implants and that number keeps growing by 500,000 a year. If you’re one of the people in the market to get full dental implants, you might have a few questions about them. Here are some commonly asked questions about full dental implants. 

Are Implants Painful?
Many people might believe that getting full dental implants is painful. Sure, it’s placing something foreign in your mouth, which might seem extremely painful. However, that isn’t the case. Most of the pain someone experiences is due to inflammation, not the actual bone contact. Anyone who experiences pain can take anti-inflammatory medication to treat it. If the pain persists after a few weeks or so, reach out to your dentist for further instruction.

What Is Used in Dental Implants?
When a person gets dental implants, there are three types of materials that can be used. First, a gold and porcelain combination is used to last a long time. Next, zirconia has incredible strength and looks just like a real tooth. It’s the newest of all of the materials but is growing in popularity. Finally, acrylic is the least expensive of all of the materials. It’s one that doesn’t last as long and isn’t as strong as the others. You can talk to your dentist about which is best for you.

How Long Does it Take?
This is a question that really depends on the person and how their teeth grow. Different parts of your mouth have different growth rates, bone densities, and blood flow. Where you need the implant will be the determining factor regarding how long it will take. When you visit your dental office, have your dentist tell you exactly how long the process will take, since it’s not a good idea to base your experience off of someone else’s.

When it comes to getting full dental implants, there are a few common questions. Read the ones listed above for answers to your potential questions.

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