Questions About Dental Implant Restorations
What are dental implant restorations?
A dental implant-supported restoration is a prosthesis designed to replace missing teeth and their roots. It consists of three parts: the titanium implant post that is placed inside the jawbone, an abutment that rests above the gums, and the lifelike crown connected to the post by the abutment.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients who have lost one, multiple, or all of their teeth may be a good candidate for a dental implant-supported restoration. During your consultation, your dentist will perform a thorough examination using digital imaging technology to ensure that your gums and jawbone are healthy enough to receive the implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile and your ability to bite and chew properly, but they also never develop cavities. Unlike a traditional bridge or denture, dental implants also help you maintain strong, healthy jawbone structure following the loss or extraction of a tooth. With the need for adhesives or clasps, your implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture will remain stable without ever shifting on your dental ridge.
How long do dental implants last?
Since they first became a part of clinical dentistry over 60 years ago, dental implants have boasted a nearly consistent success rate of 90% and above. By closely mimicking the root and crown structures of your teeth, implant restorations are easier to care for with continuously good hygiene and preventive dental care.
What is the timeline for a dental implant procedure?
The timeline for placing a dental implant-supported restoration differs for every patient and depends on a variety of factors. During your implant consultation, your dentist will discuss exactly what to expect, including the length and schedule of your treatment plan and how your smile will look afterward.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
With a dental implant-supported restoration, you can rebuild your smile and ensure better oral health following the loss of one or more teeth. To schedule a consultation, call Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.