Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are anchors that are placed into the jawbone to secure false teeth. This is done to ensure that the tooth functions correctly and minimizes harm to surrounding teeth.

Who should get a dental implant?

Dental implants are a good option for healthy people who have missing teeth. You must have enough bone matter in the jaw available to secure the false tooth. But in general, most patients will find this procedure both effective and long lasting. Implants are often used to replace bridges or partials as well.

How successful are dental implants?

We cannot speak for all dental offices, but we have a very high rate of success with dental implants. In fact, 99 percent or more of our patients have successful implant procedures that last. Implants are particularly effective in the front, lower portion of the jawbone, but are highly effective in other areas as well.

Part of our high success at Arena Family Dental is that we always honestly assess what will work for you and then proceed with the best-fit decision.

Why are dental implants so popular?

Simply put, dental implants work. They most closely mimic what nature intended in that they preserve the look and function of real teeth. Where dentures and removable bridges have drawbacks, dental implants seem to perform obviously better. We believe they are popular because they are very often the best solution for most patients.

At Arena Family Dental, we are experts at dental implants and family dentistry in general.