Feb 23

Dental Implants FAQ

Dental Implant Treatment with Dr. Roy Carlson DDS MAGD.



Why should I consider getting an Implant?

Dental Implants are an excellent way to permanently replace missing or deteriorated teeth.

What are the pros and cons of Dental Implants?

The advances in  Implant techniques and materials have made the decision easier
than ever, with the benefits  outweighing the drawbacks to having the procedure.

The Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • They look and feel like natural teeth, creating beautiful smiles.
  • Implant procedures restore functionality to normal chewing and biting.
  • They are typically more comfortable in your mouth than other options, especially removable
  • dentures.

What are the Implant Options?

Dental crowns are the most common restoration to be attached to an implant, but other
options for replacing more than a single tooth include bridges and dentures.

Implant supported dentures are a type of overdenture that is attached and supported to the gums with implants. This
technique is advised when there are no teeth remaining in the jaw but there is enough bone
to support the implants.

There are two types of Implant Supported Dentures:
Bar Retained Dentures use a metal bar placed along the curve of your jaw and are attached to two or five implants.
The denture fits over the bar and is clipped by attachments.
Ball Retained Dentures have ball shaped protruding attachments that fit into sockets of the dentures to hold them into place.

What is The Implant Process?

The dental implant procedure is considered one of the most successful & Pain Free tooth replacement
procedures available. They can last a lifetime with proper care, as opposed to other tooth replacement options that can wear out over time.
Dental implants are used to anchor a full denture or fixed bridge, in addition
to replacing one or more teeth.

Dental Implants Procedure:

  • Initial Consultation to find out whether  implants are the best option.
  • X-Rays and assessment of your overall health, bone structure, and gum tissue to determine that you are a candidate & that  your mouth can support the implant.
  • Placement:  placement at the position where the tooth root is missing & then Crown.


How much do Dental Implants cost?