Here at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC, we are prepared to answer any and all questions about dental implants for our patients. However, we have noticed that we’ve started getting a lot of similar questions related to dental implants, and have decided to answer them here for your convenience. If you cannot find your question here, feel free to contact us right away and we’ll be happy to take your question.
Unfortunately, dental implants are not recommended for children, as their teeth and jaws are still developing. Placing an implant in a child’s mouth could harm their natural growth. If your child or teen has lost a permanent, adult tooth due to disease or by accident, please contact us or their pediatric dentist right away to discuss possible options.
Yes! The dental implant procedure generally does not require overnight stays anywhere, and also has weeks or months between stages of the procedure. During these waiting periods, you are free to travel. Please let us know when and how long you will be traveling, so that we can schedule your appointments accordingly. We also want to caution our patients on proper oral care while traveling: try not to chew hardened foods on your implant site, and stick to softer foods that are easier on your teeth.
Yes, they can be. Dental implants are constructed from titanium, and this biocompatible material is unique wherein it’s not rejected by the human body. As a result, titanium triggers the process of osseointegration and the jawbone wraps fibers around the implants to secure it in place. This process not only keeps the implant stable, but also heals the jawbone from damage or disease caused by the initial tooth loss. Full and partial dentures, dental bridges, and other superficial dental devices do not have this advantage of osseointegration.
Not a problem; we have had many patients swap out their dentures (full or partial) for one or more dental implants. If a patient is missing one whole arch of teeth, it’s possible to receive a full arch replacement supported by dental implants. This way you get the benefits of both a full arch denture and the sturdiness of implant fixtures. Ask Dr. Abron about how you can qualify for this treatment if you currently possess dentures.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, even decades. Some patients may wonder if they need special tools to care for their implants, but in actuality all you need is a toothbrush, floss, and any other oral health regimen tools. If you would like more tips on how to best care for your implants, contact us right away.
Got a question that’s not on this list? Feel free to contact our office at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC. One of our team members will be happy to assist you with your inquiries.
Dr. Amrin Abron
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