Misconceptions (And Truths) About Implants

Misconceptions (And Truths) About Implants

dentalimplantbonetissueDo you think that you have all the facts and details in a row when it comes to selecting dental implants? Or, do you worry that as you learn about this exciting tooth replacement solution, the things you’re hearing from friends (and the stuff you read online) is clouding your generally good judgment? Good news: You can avoid any confusion by asking our team your questions! At the moment, we invite you to learn about some common misconceptions (and truths) associated with implants.

How Many Implants Do I Need?

how many implants do i needYour smile is like your fingerprint, and like any good dental restoration, planning your dental implant placement is a unique and personal process. One of the most important considerations is how many teeth you’ve lost, which will determine your exact dental prosthetic (i.e., single crown, partial or full denture) and how many implants will support it. Today, we explore different tooth loss scenarios and the typical appropriate number of dental implants needed to resolve them.

How To Avoid Tooth Loss

womancoveringmouthbangsAre you interested in learning more about how to avoid tooth loss? While you always have the option to replace teeth that you lose, you likely understand that helping your natural teeth remain in place as long as possible is always the goal. Why? Well, it saves you time, effort, money, and it ensures your jaw health remains as healthy as possible. Starting to sound like protecting your smile is a bit easier than neglecting your teeth and defaulting to choosing dental implants? We thought so! Consider some helpful suggestions (and remember – implants offer an exceptional solution when tooth loss is unavoidable).

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!