Are you having some trouble making a decision? As in, are you feeling like you want to ultimately choose dental implants in Livonia, MI but you are so inundated with information at this point, that you sort of wish you could walk away, ignore the spaces in your smile, and just stop dealing with tooth replacement at the moment? We understand! This is new territory and can end up feeling somewhat “too much” as you go along. We encourage you to get back to basics if you feel a little bit frazzled. It will help you much more simply determine whether implants are for you or if, perhaps, beginning with a traditionally supported prosthetic is a better start.
When you talk with us, you’ll hear an awful lot of information about dental implants that gets you feeling motivated and enthusiastic about this option. It’s a way to solve your current missing teeth problem that will guide you through decades of a completely stable smile that looks just as wonderful as it functions. However, if you aren’t first getting your information from us, then you might not feel so excited. You might be getting some bad information! Where do such details come from, you ask yourself, and what sources might you wish to avoid to keep yourself from gaining a not-so-favorable perspective? Let’s cover them!
There are questions that you probably don’t think twice about when you’re about to ask them. Maybe you want to know what a dental implant is made out of, what it will feel like, or how much it might cost. Perhaps you’re curious about how long it takes until you will be all done, ready to show your new smile to the world. Then, there are those other questions. The ones that you think (and for which you really, really want answers) but you may feel a little shy, bashful, or embarrassed about bringing them up for one reason or another. We’d like to remind you of a few things that are really okay to ask us (because you really can ask us anything you’d like about implants!).
While tooth loss is always going to pose a problem for a person’s oral health, and to their smile, the idea of losing several teeth can feel particularly daunting. If you have a smile that is missing multiple teeth – or if you are completely without your upper or lower teeth – you may fear that your dental prosthetic support will be hard to keep secure. Fortunately, it is possible for your Livonia, MI dentist to make sure that a larger restoration, like dentures, can be held in place with dental implants. Implants add a degree of functional value, a degree you may have worried would be unavailable from a larger restoration, like a set of dentures. Dental implants also offer an important function by stimulating your jawbone, which will help to keep the bone from losing mass. (more…)
As you already know from learning a bit about dental implants, you can do things to help them last forever and ever! That is, you can take good care of them. Unfortunately, you may think that you’re taking care of them and that you’re doing a wonderful job because you’re brushing and flossing and you think your smile is in great shape! However, if you’re taking part in other activities that are high risk factors for your implants, you may be guiding them more quickly toward failure than success. Let’s talk about things you should avoid!
One of your first questions when you consider treatments for your smile is whether you’re in the right age group. In many instances, unless we’re distinguishing between children’s treatments and adult treatments, age has very little to do with it! Today, as we discuss dental implants and your smile, you will see that this is the case. Not sure whether implants are for you but you really think they’d be a wonderful choice? Before you throw up obstacles of your very own creation, come on in, so we may talk with you about your best solution.
When you have dental implants on your mind, one of the first major concerns that comes up might include the realization that we will be placing metal posts into your jaw tissue. The idea of replacing missing teeth for a bite that’s nice and stable (and a smile that looks fantastic) doesn’t sound too shabby. However, there’s just something a little unnerving about the thought of following through with this decision. While we can understand you may find the physical concept of implantation to be a bit shocking, we are happy to deliver some good news: There are reasons that it works, that it offers you such stability, and that make it an extremely advantageous option for your jaw!
For patients who are considering investing their time and energy into choosing dental implants for themselves, the road is not always a quick one! For some, this seems like a major deterrent. We are hoping that you will recognize that a somewhat longer pathway toward the ultimate goal is not something that should scare you off! Of course, it’s often tempting or best for you to choose the quickest solution. However, when it’s implants that you want, it’s implants that you should choose!
There are some moments in life during which all eyes are on you. When you’re not worried about your smile, these tend to pass you by without causing much of a stir. However, when you’re quite self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth, these moments can feel like a very big deal. Fortunately, you can get back to feeling wonderful all of the time, even when you’re center stage, when you select dental implants for your smile. Let’s highlight some of these life experiences, so you see what we mean!
When you are thinking about replacing your teeth, finding out about dental implants can be quite a game changer. One moment, you think that you’re going to have to rely on a bridge or a partial (or a full denture) to help you revive your grin that once included a complete set of teeth. The next moment, you find out that you can actually get quite close to the smile you initially had by choosing implants. Or at least, that’s what you keep hearing. As for the parts and specifics of how these replacements are constructed and what they do, you’re not really sure. We can help with that!