Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Ask us about dental implants. Known as the gold standard for restoring missing teeth, dental implants can secure dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures that restore the smile’s appearance and function. We offer dental implants in our Broomall, PA, dental office for patients who need more stable, lasting restoration for missing teeth. If you are interested in dental implant treatment but want to know more about them before visiting our office, we welcome you to learn more with answers to patients’ FAQs.
Q&A: Dental Implants in Broomall, PA
Learn more about implant treatment with answers to these commonly asked questions:
Is dental implant treatment painful?
Patients do not feel any pain during the implant procedure because we use local anesthesia and dental sedation. After treatment, we will recommend pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil. Taking pain relievers 24 to 48 hours after treatment can alleviate sensitivity.
Do dental implants prevent bone loss?
Yes, if you experience bone loss due to missing teeth, implant treatment can help support false teeth and improve the bite. We can also recommend bone grafting services before implant treatment to ensure that patients have enough jaw bone to support implants. Implanting the metal titanium post into the jaw bone and ensuring that it fuses to the bone tissue replaces the tooth root. Once the implant is fully fused with the jaw bone, it acts like a natural tooth and supports the bone tissue.
Can you remove and replace dental implants?
Yes, although dental implants are meant to be permanent treatments, we can remove implants if they fail. Patients need to look out for signs of implant failure, including loose and shifting implants, gum recession, swollen gums, and pain around the implant.
What causes dental implant failure?
There are multiple causes for implant failure:
- Peri-implantitis: Inflamed soft tissues and bone loss around the implant.
- Early loading: Placing the dental prosthetic before the implant fully heals.
- Trauma during or after surgery: Injuries that impact the implant.
- Infection: The patient develops a gum or tooth infection that affects implant stability.
Contact our office if you notice a change in the comfort or stability of your implant restoration. We want to ensure that your restoration is stable and healthy.
How long do dental implants last?
The titanium implant posts themselves are permanent. As long as the healing process goes smoothly and patients continue to care for their smiles, dental implants should stay in the mouth. The crowns, bridges, or dentures may require replacement over time, but the post will stay.
Do you have any more questions for our office? Please call Williamsburg Dental today at (610) 347-8302. You can also request a dental consultation with us on our website. We’re here to help you find the right restorative treatment for your smile.