For those who are considering dental implants as an option for fixing a gap in their teeth, there are some things to know ahead of time to make sure that is the right option. Below are some FAQs surrounding dental implants.
What are dental implants?
It is a screw that is placed into your jawbone with a crown on top after a few weeks.
Why are dental implants better than a bridge?
Dental implants only crown the missing tooth. A bridge requires crowns on all the adjacent teeth, which could cause issues with those teeth later.
Why are dental implants better than a partial?
Getting a partial to fix a gap only offers a cosmetic fix. It doesn’t impact bone loss and assists the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.
Are dental implants more expensive than other options?
A dental implant costs more is more invasive than the other options and is a two-step process. A person must first have the implant screw inserted, and then go back and have the crown fitted, and then placed.
How does one qualify for dental implants?
Before someone can qualify for dental implants, the dentist needs a full review of their health history and a CT scan to see the jawbone in 3D. Some underlying conditions could disqualify a person from a dental implant.