We have discussed the basics of dental implants and facial collapse in many of our past blogs. Were you paying attention? Sheridan dentists, Dr. Cody Coon, Dr. Justin Coon, and Dr. Donald Coon, would like to challenge you to a quiz on dental implants.
Q1. True or false – Dental implants are only for people who 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, though. 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, and messy gels and pastes to stay in place. Dental implants are attached to the jawbone so they are not removable and will look, feel, and act just like the rest of your teeth.
Visit your Sheridan Dentist
Are you concerned with gum disease or gum recession? Are you overdue for a dental checkup or curious about cosmetic dental options? For any comprehensive dentistry services, contact Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, Wyoming at (307) 672-7567.