Implant FAQs

The most common reasons for needing a tooth implant is from when you break or lose a tooth from biting into hard candy or other dental accident—eater beware! Another big culprit for losing a tooth comes from the toll of periodontal disease over time. When bacteria in the mouth builds up and inflames and infects the gum tissues, these tissues can no longer properly support the teeth. 

There is some good news, thankfully: your dental implants will never, ever get cavities! Patients are also pleasantly surprised to learn that implants are durable because they are made from bone-like or ceramic material that look and feel like the real deal. That means friends and family may never even spot anything different in your smile.  

What are implants?

Implants are small cylinders that are attached comfortably to the jawbone by your dentist, a step that stimulates continuous bone growth. A replacement tooth or teeth—called bridges--are then attached to the metal post. Comfort and a good fit are ensured, and there's no need to use adhesives or creams to keep the implants firmly in place. You can return to eating your favorite foods like steak, fruit, corn, nuts, and bread. Plus, it’s a breeze to keep the implants clean.  

How do single tooth implants work?

As its name implies, a single tooth implant is a safe and sturdy replacement for one single tooth. The tooth’s root may need to be replaced, too, depending on the situation. Your new implant fits right in with the other teeth and it will look and feel so much like a real (strong) tooth--a reason to smile, for sure!

When do I need to consider multiple implants?

If you have more than one missing or damaged teeth, multiple implants using bridges may be recommended. Taking this step will stop any gum deterioration and keep your teeth looking and feeling fabulous. 

Have implant quetsions? A consultation with Dr. Amores can help you decide which option is best.

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