A dental implant offers something valuable to people who are missing teeth – the ability to enjoy a stable, permanently placed dental prosthetic. The implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone, and – due to its being made of biocompatible material – your jawbone will fuse to it while you heal. An implant can be used when you need to replace a single tooth, but they are also a reliable means of securing prosthetics meant to address more advanced tooth loss. These prosthetic supports will allow you to enjoy dental function on par with what you had when you were not missing teeth, and they can help keep your jaw healthy.
True Or False: Mini implants can be used when a patient’s jaw might have trouble supporting a full-sized dental implant.
True Or False: You should take your replacement tooth off of the implant when you eat.
True Or False: With a sequence of multiple implants, you can lock a set of dentures into place.
True! If too much time has passed, deterioration in your jaw (which can occur after tooth loss) may make it hard to safely set a full-sized implant. Mini implants can help patients with less jaw support enjoy a permanent dental restoration.
False! The point of the dental implant is to give a prosthetic tooth total support. The restoration will be permanently placed, and it will be usable when you are biting and chewing food.
True! Many people who need dentures have turned to implants for support. This means less instability, and no more relying on suction or epoxies to keep your dentures in place.