All You Need To Know About Dental Implants

All You Need To Know About Dental ImplantsA lot of people visit Island Dental Associates daily and they have a barrage of questions which we are quite happy to answer. Here are some of frequently asked questions:

Should I get dental implants?

You need dental implants if you have missing teeth but they are not the right solution if you are not in good health. People with diabetes, cancer, smoking problems, alcohol problems and gum issues are not the right candidates for dental implants.

To get a final opinion on whether you need dental implants, visit us for a detailed assessment of your stomato-gnathic system.


Why does teeth loss lead to bone loss?

Alveolar bone supports your teeth – loss of teeth can cause loss of alveolar bone. The more teeth you lose, the more functional and aesthetic problems you face. Loss of alveolar bone can also lead to the loss of jawbone and basal bone.


How can bone be re-grown?

We also use surgery to re-grow bones. Healthy bones need stimulation. Dental implants fuse to the bone and play a role in stabilizing it.


How will my dentist place dental implants?

We have a dental team to do the job. Before placement and restoration, our team will first assess your condition. Our dental team consists of a general dentist, periodontist and an oral surgeon.

Dental implants are placed through surgery; it takes up to six months for dental implants to fuse to the bone.


Are there different kinds of implants?

There are three kinds of implants: Standard tooth replacement, fixed multiple tooth replacement and removable implant-supported tooth replacement.


Do I Need To Maintain My Dental Implants

Yes, visit us regularly; brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use antibacterial toothpaste and take oral hygiene seriously.

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