Frequently asked questions about dental implants
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients with missing teeth. These restorations are commonly used to replace one or more teeth in the smile when tooth loss or extraction occurs. Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team encourage patients to learn more about this solution when choosing a tooth replacement option.
FAQs about dental implants
Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that uses a titanium metal post to act as the foundation for a restoration, which may include a dental crown, dental bridge, or even a full denture.
Q: Why do patients choose dental implants?
A: Dental implants have many benefits. They are long-lasting, durable, strong, and versatile. With proper care, patients maintain them for a lifetime, making them a wise investment in oral health and wellness.
Q: Who is a candidate for dental implants?
A: The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have good oral health and wellness and have sufficient bone in the jaw to hold the implant in place. Patients who do not have enough bone to be considered for dental implants can still consider bone grafting to prepare the area accordingly.
Q: How are dental implants used?
A: Dental implants can replace a single tooth with a dental crown,or several teeth by anchoring a dental bridge, or all of your teeth in the dental arch when used for an implant-supported denture. The versatility of dental implants make them a highly recommended solution for many patients experiencing tooth loss or an extraction.
Q: How do I take care of my dental implants?
A: Dental implants are brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. Maintenance of dental implants requires good oral health habits and routine dental visits and examinations with Dr. Slepchik and your hygienist.
Q: What alternatives are available to dental implants?
A: If a patient is not a proper candidate for dental implants, or chooses an alternative, they may be considering full dentures, partial dentures, or dental bridges. These are all tooth replacement options that are available in Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s practice.
Do you have more questions about dental implants?
Contact Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team by calling (514) 875-7971 or emailing us at reception @ smilesbydrslepchik.com to request an appointment , conveniently located at 800 Boul René-Lévèsque O., Suite. #310 in downtown Montreal. We are next to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, across from Place Vile Marie.
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