12 Fun Facts About Dental Implants

12 Dental Implant Facts

1. Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Dental Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss because the implant is drilled into the jawbone. The jawbone then heals around the implant. That tooth is as permanent as the others in your mouth. 

2. Getting implants can help the jawbone.

Getting implants helps the jawbone in that once a tooth is removed the bone starts to deteriorate. With the jawbone healing around the implant, this strengthens the jawbone. The bone gets stronger. 

3. Dental implants improve your smile.

They can beautify your smile by replacing those teeth that were not healthy, either with cavities or damaged ones. Often these unhealthy teeth turn colors like yellow, light brown, grey, or even black. If you have a discolored tooth and do not know the reason you should schedule an appointment with Doctor Dan and Doctor Tracy at Sedation Dental Care at the Raleigh Smile Center

4. Dental implants help your self-esteem.

How can dental implants help your self-esteem? By giving you the confidence that you need because you’re not worried about whether you are being judged for your smile. Dental implants are made to look similar to your other teeth.  Others would need help to point out the implant. 

5. The first dental implant dates back to…

The skeletal remains of a woman dating back to 600 BCE had a tooth-like shell implanted in her jaw bone. This is the earliest known implant in history. 

6. Dental implants are made of titanium.

Dental implants are often made of titanium or zirconium oxide nowadays. There are other materials though such as gold, cobalt, and titanium alloys. Ceramic materials are also used occasionally. 

7. Who wants a toothache?

Tooth pain, and pain in your mouth in general, can be the most annoying pain. Why? You HAVE to eat and drink.  When hot or cold beverages or food are causing pain it can impact your desire to drink. When pain in teeth or gums occurs due to cavities or damaged teeth you don’t want to eat. This then will influence your behavior and mood. 

8. Dental implants are a permanent solution.

The implant itself should last your lifetime. If you are not caring for your teeth properly, this could shorten the implant’s lifespan. Smoking and other complications could also be detrimental to your implant. The implant is the product that is surgically placed in your jawbone. That is allowed to heal and then your dentist will set you up with an abutment and a crown. The crown will need to be replaced about every 10 to 15 years. 

9. Your health can be improved with dental implants.

Your teeth and mouth health affect your overall health. There is proof that dental health impacts the cardiovascular system, premature birth and low birth rate, and pneumonia. Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day will help you maintain good oral health. You should also be visiting your dentist twice a year for your regular checkups. If problems, such as pain, tooth discoloration, or damage occur call Sedation Dental Care at the Raleigh Smile Center

10. Dental implants can impact your speech.

When you have tooth or mouth pain you usually avoid the things that cause the pain or avoid the area causing the pain. If you have a sensitivity on the left side of your mouth consciously or unconsciously you will chew on the right side of your mouth to avoid the pain. It’s the same thing with your speech. If you are experiencing pain from cold air hitting your teeth it can impact your speech. 

11. Implants are simple to care for.

Dental Implants are as easy to care for as your teeth. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to care for your dental implants. You will need to see your dentist for regular checkups twice a year as usual. 

12. Can I get fangs, please?

Some people take Halloween to extremes. Crowns could make it easier to more drastic costumes by altering their teeth. One man got tusks to go onto the abutments which will screw onto the implants. Another option is fangs. The answer is yes. Instead of the regular crown, you can get vampire fangs, but it is not recommended.

These facts about dental implants are to inform you of what to expect in preparation or research for dental implants. You should call Sedation Dental Care at the Raleigh Smile Center today at 919-783-9686 to schedule a consultation. 

Dan Davidian, DDS

Dr. Dan Davidian received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UNC School of Dentistry and  trained at Ohio State in advanced Airway Management. He Trained at the Medical College of Georgia and received his IV sedation Certificate as well as additional Advanced Life Support Training. Dr. Davidian holds a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists: ICOI and has additional training in: complete cosmetic restorations and makeovers, mini-dental implant restoration and placement for denture stabilization, same-day implant placement and restoration, and cosmetic and neuromuscular rehabilitation. 

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