Dental Implants Quiz From Your Chandler AZ Dentist
We have discussed the basics of dental implants and facial collapse in our last two blogs. Were you paying attention? Your Chandler dentist, Dr. Mark Arooni, challenges you to a quiz on dental implants.
Q1. True or false – Dental implants are only for people that are missing all of their teeth.
Q2. True or false – Dental implants are convenient because you can brush them like normal teeth, but they will not prevent facial collapse.
Q3. True or false – Dental implants will look whiter than the rest of your teeth.
Q4. True or false – Dental implants rely on suction to keep prosthetic teeth in place.
A1. FALSE – Whether you require a single tooth, several teeth, or a full set of teeth, implant dentures are a great solution for many patients.
A2. FALSE – Yes, dental implant dentures can be treated like regular teeth. You can brush and floss them, and even eat all of your favorite foods. They actually do stop facial collapse from occurring, as well. The bio-compatible titanium posts that are implanted into your jawbone will signal your body to continue sending minerals to that spot, even though a natural tooth is missing. Since lack of jawbone density is the cause of facial collapse, dental implants will mean your face will not have a sunken and aged appearance because of missing teeth.
A3. FALSE – The porcelain crowns attached to the titanium posts on your implants will be color-matched so that your smile will look completely natural.
A4. FALSE – Traditional dentures utilize suction, as well as messy gels and pastes, to stay in place. Dental implants are attached to the jawbone so they are not removable. Implants will look, feel, and act just like the rest of your teeth.
Dental Implant Dentures in Chandler
Are you interested in dental implants? To schedule a consultation at our Chandler dental office, call 480-855-1200. We are happy to provide an array of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to patients from the Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, the 85224 zip code, and surrounding areas.
By Mark Arooni DDS