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Dental implants effectively replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth. More importantly, you don’t need implants for every missing tooth. The number of implants necessary depends on your personal situation and needs. You can make use of only two implants to support a removable lower denture, while four implants can provide you with a full denture of top or bottom teeth.

Dental implants effectively replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth. More importantly, you don’t need implants for every missing tooth. The number of implants necessary depends on your personal situation and needs. You can make use of only two implants to support a removable lower denture, while four implants can provide you with a full denture of top or bottom teeth.

Most patients find it easy to endure a dental implant treatment. Issues of post-operative discomfort are usually managed with anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice is also considered a helpful reliever.

Primarily, dental implants cost more than other tooth-replacement methods such as removable dentures or bridge work. However, they are permanent solutions to replace missing teeth; that is, there are no other out-of-pocket expenses on tooth replacement. Crowns, bridges, and dentures need upkeep or to be replaced over time, thus requiring additional costs. Therefore, implants provide the best, cost-effective choice when viewed as a long-term solution for your oral health, comfort, and well-being.

 

 

Dental implants require the same proper care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing coupled with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Despite the fact that implant teeth don’t decay, the gum tissues around them are infected or inflamed when lacking good oral hygiene. Properly care-for dental implants should sustain you on a long term.

 

Professionally speaking, your body can’t reject implants because they contain no living cells or genetically coded elements. The titanium composition makes it completely biocompatible and allergy occurrences are extremely rare. However, an implant may fail to integrate with the jawbone due to infections or if it’s quickly exposed to biting forces. Though occasions such as these are rare, implants do attain a success rate of over 95%.

 

There’s a high probability that you are, but you can only be sure after conducting a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Schedule a consultation at our dental office in Elkin, NC, to begin the exciting process of reviving your smile and bite.

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