Quiz: Using Dental Implants To Support A Prosthetic

Life with missing teeth can certainly be more difficult. There are obvious concerns about your appearance that can affect you, but you also have to worry about your jaw functions being compromised. Many people will discover that after losing a tooth – or several teeth – they have to alter how they bite and chew food. Some people will even change the way they speak! In order to enjoy permanent support, many patients seeking prosthetic support will be interested in having dental implants placed. With implants, you enjoy security, as well as better dental function. Implants are also beneficial because they protect you against jawbone resorption, a problem that will occur over time if you have suffered tooth loss.

Questions:

True Or False: Dental implants are not recommended if you are receiving a prosthetic to replace multiple teeth.

True Or False: With dental implants, patients can be protected against jawbone resorption.

True Or False: Some patients will require a bone grafting treatment to make sure their jawbone is strong enough to support an implant.

Answers:

False! A sequence of dental implants can effectively keep larger restorations in place. Even dentures can be supported by a set of implants.

True! The roots of your teeth provide support for your jawbone by creating stimulation that keeps up adequate blood flow to the bone. When patients lose teeth, it can affect the delivery of nutrients, leading to deterioration of the bone. When implants are in place, they can provide that stimulation, protecting you from jawbone resorption.

True! Your jawbone needs to be sufficiently healthy in order to be a good candidate for implant placement. If necessary, your dentist can recommend a bone grafting to make sure you can safely receive dental implants.

Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Using A Dental Implant To Support A Prosthetic

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can count on expert care to help restore your incomplete smile. With implants, you can look forward to permanent prosthetic support, making your restoration feel more natural, and more comfortable. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to take care of patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.