We get a lot of questions about dental implants at Panama City Smiles. Patients often wonder if they’re the best way to restore missing teeth, or if they are a good fit for one, or even if we can use them stabilize their dentures!
The answer to all those questions requires a comprehensive exam at our Panama City dentist office but there’s still a lot of common questions and misunderstandings that we can clear up right here online! Dental implants may have been around for a while but they’re still surprising patients and dentists with what they can do!
Dental Implants Must Be Too Expensive!
We’re not going to try to convince you dental implants don’t come with a pretty large price tag. What we are going to try to convince you of is why that isn’t important!
Imagine your knee or hip was giving out. You were losing your ability to walk and your daily quality of life was declining. There’s a treatment for that – a titanium replacement – but it’s expensive! Most patients would agree that the quality of life improvement is worth the investment and it’s the same with dental implants!
Implants are sturdy, permanent, and act just like natural teeth. You can go back to eating your favorite foods and smiling without worry or embarrassment with dental implants – they’re an investment in your happiness!
I Heard Implants Take Too Long To Heal
Most patients completely recover from dental implant surgery within a few months, but with modern dental implant technology that doesn’t even matter! We’re able to take you from no teeth to a permanently fixed full mouth bridge in just one visit!
Our immediate load dental implants can be placed in your jaw and bear weight the same day. You’ll have to eat soft foods for a while and you may experience some mild discomfort but just imagine the results. You’ll leave our office with permanent, functional teeth in one appointment!
Are Dental Implants Noticeable?
We get a lot of questions from patients about the visibility of dental implants. The answer to this is quite simple: no! The crown or bridge that is placed on top of your dental implant will completely cover it from view. The lifelike restorations we craft sit firmly and comfortably in place right at the gumline.
Your implant crown or bridge will look perfectly natural – we even color match them to your teeth!
I’ve Been Told Dental Implant Care Is Difficult
When it comes to caring for a dental implant it’s no different than caring for a natural tooth! By brushing twice a day and flossing in the evening your dental implant and its restoration will stay perfectly healthy!
Another important part of caring for implants is continued regular appointments at our Panama City dentist office. You need to be sure you’re coming in for regular cleanings and exams so that you’re taking care of your dental implants the same way you’re caring for your natural teeth!
Plaque may not affect your implants directly but it can still cause a condition called peri-implant disease. This condition is basically gum disease around an implant and it can cause total loss of the bone that holds your implant in place! It might be uncommon but it’s another reason to get regular dental care at Panama City Smiles!
Dental Implants Are A Great Choice!
There a lot to love about dental implants and we’re glad to share any other information you want about them! If you have questions or would like to schedule a dental implant consultation at Panama City Smiles don’t hesitate to call us today!