Dental Implants Prescott Valley, AZ dentist Dr. Andrew Larson wants to challenge the knowledge of patients on dental implants to see if they know as much as they should.
1. How long does the osseointegration process generally take to complete?
2. What are the dental implant screws comprised of?
3. True or False. Patients can receive more than one dental implant.
4. Do dentists examine patients’ mouths before they approve them for dental implants?
5. True or False. Patients of all ages can receive dental implants.
6. True or False. Patients need to eat soft foods following dental implantation procedures.
7. What happens when dental implants are scratched or bruised?
8. True or False. Not all patients will initially qualify for dental implants.
9. Where are the dental implants embedded?
10. When will you schedule your consultation with Dr. Larson?
Dental implants possess a variety of different benefits that work toward better oral and dental health for patients of all ages. These solutions are able to prevent gum disease from occurring by protecting vulnerable and highly susceptible gum tissue from bacteria and plaque forming with non-decay material that allows the gum tissue to heal itself. Dental implants also have the ability to increase the density in the remaining teeth and jawbone with each and every bite by achieving a healthy and complete bite potential and allowing the patient to provide healthy exercise and movement to the teeth again. Dental implants even the ability to recreate the presence and function of the alveolar bone, which is the bone that rests atop the basal bone in the jaw region and functions solely to hold teeth in place. Dental implants, unlike other tooth loss solutions, are able to rebuild the structure and health of each oral region and can maintain this balance for a lifetime with proper dental care.
1. Generally 4-6 months.
2. Titanium alloy.
3. True, patients can receive as many dental implants as they need.
4. Yes, dentists must examine the oral cavity to determine whether the structure and strength of the gum tissue and jawbone can withstand the process of osseointegration.
5. False, younger patients without their adult teeth cannot receive dental implants.
6. True, the gum and jawbone regions are very sensitive and highly susceptible to bacteria and decay throughout this stage.
7. Dental implants, when scratched or chipped, can collect and harbor bacteria and infection in the surrounding gum tissue area.
8. True, some patients will not be approved for dental implants initially if they are lacking gum tissue or jawbone tissue.
9. The dental implant screws are embedded into the patient’s jawbone.
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Do you know as much as you thought you did about dental implants? If not, Dr. Larson is more than happy to answer whatever questions you may have. If you are missing a tooth or teeth and are interested in receiving the number one tooth loss solution, contact us today at (928) 237-9064.