Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most people are candidates for the procedure. This is confirmed with a personal consultation with a PermaDent Implantologist. At that consultation, the doctor will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, as well as any dental work you might have. X-rays may be taken and evaluated to determine the quantity and quality of the bone. The doctor will also evaluate your pertinent medical history. Most people are candidates for the procedure.
How will PERMADENT® replacement teeth look and feel?
The replacement teeth look and feel like the natural teeth they are replacing. Patients who have had the procedure report that their replacement teeth feel like a natural part of their body. Many patients also say that their new teeth have restored the self-confidence they had lost as a result of wearing removable dentures.
How long will the replacement teeth last?
The first procedure was performed more than fifty years ago. Several decades of clinical studies have shown dental implant replacement teeth to be predictably long lasting. In most cases, implants will last a lifetime. This is a sharp contrast to conventional dentistry, which is not permanent. The first procedure of this type was performed more that thirty years ago and the replacement teeth implanted at that time are still in place and working well.
What is the surgery like?
Dental implant surgery at the PERMADENT® Dental Implant Center is an office procedure like a routine dental treatment. Before the procedure, the patient may be asked to take oral antibiotics and a sedative. The procedure is generally carried out under local anesthesia. Most of our patients report only minor post-operative discomfort and, in almost every case, are able to return to their routine activities the day following the procedure. The patient is able to wear temporary teeth immediately following the surgical implantation procedure.
How do I care for my implant teeth?
You care for your new teeth just as you would for your natural teeth – brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.