What is the peeling of gums? Why does the latest method you use doesn't include the peeling of gums?
Some dentists may cut out or peel a part of the patient’s gums to expose the jaw bone to fix the dental implants. It ensures that the implants are placed securely in a place that has enough bone. However, at Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist, our dentists no longer use this method as peeling of gums causes pain and discomfort to the patients. Our amazing dentists use keyhole dental implant surgery to fix the implants.
Is keyhole surgery way of fixing dental implants more expensive than the traditional way of installing them?
Several other factors determine the final bill, including the severity of the patient’s condition, cost of materials used, type of sedation used, expertise or technology applied in performing the treatment, and more. We will discuss everything with you during your consultation session when you initially arrive at our clinic. At Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist, we understand that you may not be financially prepared to undergo an expensive treatment, so we offer various payment plans that will enable you to pay us back later in installments. You also have the option for insurance claims (provided you are covered for the required treatment).
Can dental implants improve my overall gum health?
Damaged teeth cause gum problems which spread quickly. Decayed teeth cause pain, inflammation, and other issues in the gums and jawbone. Replacing these teeth with dental implants helps to restore gum health. Besides improving your aesthetics, it improves your overall oral health, including that of the gums.
How long do dental implants last?
If you care for the implants as advised by our dentist, they can last you for a lifetime. The dental implants we use at Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist are made of high-quality. Thousands of our patients have been wearing them for years without any significant issues.
Are dental implants wobbly in the beginning, but with time, they settle in and become stable?
No, dental implants are not unsafe. They are fixed firmly and will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Is it possible for someone to get dental implants who have lost all or most of their teeth?
Our dentists can create dental implants for someone who has lost all or most of their teeth. However, this would not be an effective solution to their condition. We recommend undergoing the All-on-4 cosmetic treatment.
What material are dental implants made of?
The dental implant base is made of a metal such as Titanium or Zirconia. The visible part of the implant known as the crown is made of ceramic material. The crown acts as the teeth and is created to look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
After a consultation session with your dentist, is there a delay in getting an appointment for the treatment procedure?
After the initial consultation with you, we will schedule your treatment. We will try to schedule an appointment at the earliest. However, if your condition is complicated, we may require some time to prepare for the procedures. It is because, at Hoppers Crossing Family Dentist, we look forward to providing you the best treatment at the hands of our skilled and excellent dentists.
What are the main reasons why people may ask for dental implants? Can people with extremely sensitive teeth replace their teeth with dental implants?
There are different reasons people get implants, including damaged teeth, chipped teeth, or missing teeth. But for someone with susceptible teeth, our dentists do not suggest implants as an optimal solution. There are other oral solutions for sensitivity and our dentists. Our dentists will suggest the most effective one after analyzing your condition.
Do people experience positive psychological effects after undergoing the treatment of dental implants?
Patients getting dental implants go back with a beautiful smile and improved aesthetics. Yes, they experience positive psychological changes such as a boost in confidence, improved self-esteem, improved social life, and more. We have had several of our patients share their moments of joy with us after facing the world with their new set of teeth.
Will my dental implants deteriorate quickly like teeth if they are exposed to excessive sugar, tea, or similar foods and beverages?
Foods that are tinted or are highly acidic tend to stain your implants just like they would harm your natural teeth. Overly chewy foods or those that are very hard may cause some harm over time. Although dental implants are sturdy and made from high-quality material, excessive of anything can cause damage. Our dentists suggest that everything you consume should be done in moderation. You must also follow the advice that our dentists offer for good maintenance of your dental implants. Several patients whose dental implants have lasted them for their entire life because they took good care of them.