Dental Implant FAQ - Weston, WI
Dental Implant FAQ
Dr. Bublik Answers Common Dental Implant Questions
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
For those with missing teeth, dental implants are an important step towards your oral and overall health. By restoring both function and aesthetics to your smile, you will benefit from a drastically improved quality of life. When making the decision to invest in your health with implants, it is important you speak with a highly trained and experienced dental professional. Our team of doctors at Dental Visions can answer any questions you may have of this advanced surgical procedure.
How Do Dental Implants Work and What Are the Advantages?
Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss and with proper care, can even last you the rest of your life. A titanium post is implanted into your jaw, which acts like a natural tooth root. Because of this, the bone is stimulated for continued growth.
A dental crown attached on top of the implant and is created of high-quality material that is designed to look and function naturally. With your dental implant in place, you can enjoy a healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Many patients are surprised to experience a minimally-painful implant procedure! Our practice and doctors focus on patient comfort and utilize modern techniques to provide a comfortable experience. We also utilize effective sedation techniques for those patients who feel they need additional security. We offer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation to block the sensations of pain and make you feel comfortable. Patients under the effects of sedation are normally alert and able to respond to commands, and many report only feeling a bit of pressure in their mouth during the procedure.
Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss and with proper care, can even last you the rest of your life.
Why Does the Process Take So Long?
In order for a successful implant placement, time must be allowed for the jaw and tissue to heal, as well as fuse to the implant post. Depending on your jaw bone volume, you may require a bone graft to restore your jaw to acceptable levels of bone. This process may take several weeks to months to fully heal and integrate with existing bone. Once dental implants have been placed in your jaw, they may require several months to fully fuse with bone tissue like a natural tooth root would in order to be strong and stable.
Can a Person with Dental Implants get an MRI or CT Scan?
Since our dental implants are made of high-quality titanium, you will be able to get MRI and CT scans without worry. Titanium is not magnetic and does not contain any ferrous metals like iron. You will not have to worry about your implant being shifted around during any scans or affect the scan results itself.
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