Many questions exist about dental implants from patients. It would be impossible to include all questions and answers about dental implants on this web site. Usually it is best to contact your local dentist for the initial examination. If your general dentist is not involved in dental implants, then the initial examination should start with our office. After determining your needs, Dr. Callan can refer the patient to a qualified general dentist for the fabrication of teeth on the dental implant. If you do not live within our area you may still feel free to call our office. We may be able to provide you with a qualified dentist within your area. Again, references are very important. Our office would be more than happy to provide you with past patients regarding implant therapy for the replacement of missing teeth.
Some of the following questions may be of benefit.
Q: What is a dental implant?
A: Since the body does not have the ability to regenerate missing parts, the implant is a manmade answer for the replacement of a missing tooth root.
Q: How does the dental implant work?
A: After placement within the jawbone, the bone will bond to the titanium coated implant. The implant will serve as the replacement for the root portion of the missing natural tooth or teeth. The general dentist will then attach the crown to the implant to appear as a natural tooth.
Q: Who are candidates for dental implants?
A: Usually, any person with one or more missing teeth. However, it depends on the patient’s problem. It may be best to look at the indications to answer this question. The indications are listed below. If a patient has a problem with one or more of these factors, then he or she is definitely a candidate for dental implant therapy. Not every missing tooth is an indication for dental implants.
Q: What are indications (benefits) for dental implants?
- Restore Function
- Improve Esthetics
- Gag Reflex Due To Dentures
- Preservation Of Teeth
- Preservation Of Bone
- Reduce Speech Problems
- Improve Self Esteem