Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your family dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.
Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.
Contact your family Dentist
Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your family dentist to schedule an appointment.
Can I Floss With Fastbraces?
Yes! A floss threader can help you slip the floss between the braces.
- Once the floss is in place, hold it between your forefingers, about an inch apart.
- Using a gentle sawing motion, guide the floss between your teeth. Do not snap it in place.
- When the floss reaches the gum-line, hold it against the tooth and gently slide it into the space between the gum and tooth.
- When you feel resistance, gently rub the side of the tooth moving the floss away from the gum.
- Rinse your teeth to wash away food or other particles that you removed with the floss.
At Downtown Dental Care we believe that it should be easy to experience having straight teeth. Fastbraces is a safe, effective and affordable way to be able to have straight teeth. In usually 3-12 months (instead of 2-4 years), you can have the smile you always wanted. Since it takes less time, it is also less money - and with a patient satisfaction commitment! Fastbraces is for children and adults.
Downtown Dental Care - Trusted, Caring and Affordable Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Call today for a Free Fastbraces Consultation - 561-623-9935, or request an appointment online at www.mydowntowndentalcare.com.
Why Take More Time and Spend More Money to Straighten Teeth?
Fastbraces ® were first introduce about 20 Years ago. Since Fastbraces ® were introduced, they’ve helped numerous people achieve straighter smiles! Fastbraces ® are being used all around the world!
Fastbraces ® work differently than traditional braces. The technology utilized in Fastbraces ® is simply amazing! Fastbraces ® decrease the amount of time a patient would have to wear braces by moving both the root and crown of your teeth at the same time. A Fastbraces® patient should experience less discomfort with Fastbraces ® than they would with traditional braces. University research shows Fasbraces ® cause less sensitivity.
Some Fastbraces ® patients finish their treatment as quickly as three months, and can be worn by adults, teenagers and children. Since it takes less time, it also costs less money! And, there is a patient satisfaction commitment!
Downtown Dental Care is the original Fastbraces ® office in the Palm Beaches area offering Fastbraces®. At Downtown Dental Care, we are ready to help you love your smile -- maybe even for the first time! Call today to schedule a Free Consultation. We can answer any questions you may have.
Downtown Dental Care – Trusted, Caring and Affordable Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Call today for your appointment – 561-623-9935 or request an appointment online at www.mydowntowndentalcare.com.
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