Navigating the world of teeth restoration treatment can be as confusing as it is intimidating and dental implants are no exception to this statement. In fact, we receive many questions from our current and prospective patients about the treatment and what it can accomplish for them on a daily basis. However, as we answer these questions, we have noticed that some get asked far more frequently than others. In order to save our patients some time and frustration, Dr. Andrey Rossius has gathered up the most frequently asked of these questions and answered them below for you to peruse. If you have a question that you don’t see addressed, please contact our office and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members.
The chances of treatment with dental implants succeeding largely depend on the patient’s individual condition. Naturally, certain patients may have a condition or habit, such as smoking or alcoholism, that will have a much lower chance of their treatment succeeding. However, a healthy patient with good oral hygiene can expect a success rate of 95 to 98 percent. During your consultation, we will examine your condition to ensure that you have the highest rate of success possible.
Unlike your natural teeth, dental implants are completely immune to dangerous oral conditions such as tooth decay. That said, the gums holding your implant in place are still susceptible to conditions such as gum disease. However, so long as you are sure to properly brush and floss your implants regularly and attend your regularly scheduled cleanings, your dental implants can end up lasting you a lifetime.
It is not possible to turn your current denture into a dental implant, as the implant portion of this treatment is actually the titanium post that is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth root. With that said, it may actually be possible to replace your dentures with new, implant supported overdentures. For this treatment, we will place four to six implants along your jawbone. Once each implant fixture has been accepted by your body, we will be able to attach an overdenture, giving you the strength and support of implants with the complete restoration ability of dentures.
On average, the dental implant process from start to finish will take about three to six months. This time frame largely depends on each patient, as those who need supplemental procedures before being able to move forward with the implant procedure may need extra time for their mouth to heal before it can support their dental implants.
If you reside in the Garden City, MI area and are currently suffering from one or more missing teeth, it is important that you consider treatment with dental implants. Dental implants are the only treatment for missing teeth that can provide comfortable, reliable replacement teeth that work and feel just like natural teeth. If you would like to find out if dental implants can provide the best possible treatment for your needs, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrey Rossius today.
Dr. Andrey Rossius
3665 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA