Losing a tooth can be overwhelming because you may not know where to start researching the best replacement. You may have many questions as to how tooth replacements work and what can work best for your smile. Dr. Anthony Petrilli at Comfort Dental in Buffalo, NY, can answer frequently asked questions about dental implants and how they can benefit you.
Frequently Asked Questions on Dental Implants
Q. What are dental implants?
A. Dental implants are a long-lasting and durable tooth replacement option. They have comprised of a titanium post and a dental crown. A dental implant is durable enough to withstand the pressure caused by biting and chewing and can seamlessly replace a missing tooth, giving you aesthetics and functionality.
Q. How are dental implants placed?
A. Dental implants from your dentist in Buffalo, NY, are an easy process! First, your dentist will insert the titanium post into your gums. This acts as an anchor and keeps your new tooth rooted in your mouth. Your mouth will have to heal and once your gums are fully healed, the post will be covered by a dental crown. Your crown is custom-made to fit into your smile and match your teeth in shape, size, and color.
Q. How long do dental implants last?
A. There isn’t a specific or set amount of time that an implant can last, but with proper care, they can last at least 10 years without any repairs or adjustments.
Q. How do you care for a dental implant?
A. Caring for your dental implant is just like caring for the rest of your smile! You should brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. You should also be visiting your dentist for regular checkups.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Don’t hesitate to ask any further questions about dental implants. Contact Dr. Anthony Petrilli at Comfort Dental in Buffalo, NY, to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile. Call for more information today at (716) 823-3030.