Do you have multiple missing or lost teeth? Restore your smile with dental implants. Dr. James White and his professional team use dental implants to replace a single tooth or many missing teeth in Las Vegas, NV. Dental bridges and dentures may also be secured with several implants. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
Dental Implant FAQs
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Patients who do not have periodontal disease, are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking, and have good oral hygiene are good candidates for the dental implant procedure. Although a dental graft can be constructed, an adequate amount of jaw bone is preferred in patients to make it easier for dental implants to fuse to the jaw bone. Healthy bone structure is needed in order for the implant to completely fuse with the bone to support the dental restoration. Patients also need to have healthy gums. If you suffer from gum disease, you must first be treated for periodontal therapy before receiving dental implants. Children cannot get dental implants since their jawbone has not completely developed.
How should I care for my dental implants after the procedure?
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth with gentle strokes. You can also occasionally rinse your mouth with mouthwash to remove bacteria and help combat tooth decay. You should also avoid hard or sticky foods for the first few days following your dental implant procedure.
How quickly can I receive a dental implant?
The dental implant process can take from 3-9 months. The number of implants you need, the location of the implant, and pre-treatment effect how long the process will take. After they are surgically placed, implants require a healing time of 3 to 6 months. After this period, you will return to our office so Dr. White may attach the dental restoration.
What are the chances of implant failure?
The success rate of dental implants is about 95%. Outstanding factors like smoking can increase your chance of dental implant failure. Maintain good oral hygiene habits to ensure implants last permanently.
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Call 702- 213-7220 or schedule a consultation with Dr. White on our website.