10 Things You Should Know About Dental Implants
10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Dental Implants
Dental Implants are the next best thing to real teeth. If you have a missing tooth or teeth and are looking at Dental Implants, then here are 10 interesting facts you should know about them…
They are tasteless.
Dental Implants are made from titanium so are non-corrosive and therefore have no metallic taste, whilst the prosthetic teeth fixed to your implants are tasteless. This means you can enjoy your food without any interference or nasty aftertaste.
They won’t trigger airport security.
Although you have ‘metal’ in your mouth, titanium is difficult to detect with a metal detector, so don’t worry, they won’t set the alarms off as you go through airport security checks.
Implants can improve your sense of smell.
As patients often require Dental Implants due to periodontal disease this can cause problems with their senses. Once this bacteria is removed following extractions this can help regain a patient’s sense of smell.
They do not cause sinus infections.
Here at Bonaventure Dental Care, we are often asked by patients if implants in the upper jaw will affect their sinuses or cause any complications. The answer is no. The surgery for implants does not breach your sinus area.
Implants are not sensitive to hot or cold drinks and food.
As the prosthetic teeth have no nerve connectivity there is no increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks that can sometimes bother people who have sensitive real teeth. So, you can eat and drink as normal without any concerns.
Implants will change the shape of your face.
Implants are the only restorative dentistry option that effectively preserves your natural bone, and as they replace missing teeth, they not only improve your bite alignment but can also change the shape of your face. Single implants have less of an impact, but certainly, full-mouth implants can improve the volume and contours of the face and many of our patients are pleased with this outcome.
You can scuba dive with implants.
As titanium implants are a lightweight solid metal, they are resistant to pressure changes so there’s no problem if scuba diving is your hobby.
Smoking is bad for implants after surgery.
Smoking with implants is never recommended but particularly just before and after surgery. There is an increased risk of infection following a Dental Implant procedure and nicotine can restrict blood flow to the bone and tissues, which can slow down the healing process and could even cause treatment failure.
Implants still need oral hygiene checks.
Even prosthetic teeth need routine cleaning and oral hygiene is a priority so keep up with your appointments via our Baton Rouge dental office to check your new teeth.
Dental Implants have a high success rate.
In fact, studies show Dental Implants are around 98 percent successful! Dental Implants remain one of the most viable and effective treatment options for missing teeth.
At Bonaventure Dental Care we offer single implants to replace just one missing tooth, multiple teeth implants, implants to replace a full set of teeth (upper or lower) and implants which can stabilize loose or ill-fitting dentures. We also offer the All-on-4 Dental Implant which uses just four implants to support a full arch of teeth on the upper, lower or both jaws.
There’s much more detailed information available via our FREE Guide to Dental Implants, which you can request via our website here. Or just give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.