As the dentists that Albuquerque residents rely on for their oral health care, Sanchez Dental Associates believes all patients considering tooth implants should have answers to these five common questions.
1. What are the benefits of dental implants?
While there are many solutions for oral health problems, tooth implants offer unique advantages that bridges and dentures don’t. They function like normal teeth which allows you to eat, talk and smile without worrying about issues arising when you chew, speak or move your mouth.
2. Who needs dental implants treatment?
They are ideal for adults who were born with a missing tooth, who have tooth damage due to infection or decay, or those who have lost or broken a tooth due to trauma. Even adolescents whose facial bones have finished developing can be candidates for implants.
3. How successful are dental implants?
Though all medical procedures carry some slight chance of risk, dental implants have a very high success rate. Between 95 to 98 percent of all implants over the last 30 years have been successful and numerous studies have supported the effectiveness of this procedure.
4. Does getting a dental implant hurt?
During the procedure, your dentist will give you anesthesia which prevents you from discomfort. Many patients who receive implants say that the procedure does not cause them any pain. In fact, most say they only feel a minimal amount of discomfort following the procedure.
5. How long does a dental implant last?
With proper care, dental implants require no other special maintenance than normal teeth, making them a one-time investment that can last for the rest of your life. Unlike bridges and dentures, tooth implants may not have to be replaced.
Dental Implants from ABQ Dentists
ABQ dentists know how life-changing dental implants can be. If you have missing teeth or are seeking an alternative solution to dentures, tooth implants may be perfect for you. Doctors Greg and Gary Sanchez, the ABQ dentists’ families have trusted for years, are ready to transform your smile with safe and effective implants.
Dr. Gary Sanchez is a graduate of University of Southern California with the degree of DDS, Doctor of dental surgery. He also has a degree of BS in Biology form University of Colorado.