We want our patients to be well informed, so they can make confident decisions in regards to their dental treatments. That’s why we want to test your knowledge of dental implants
. Let’s see how much you know!
A dental implant is a brand-new dental procedure. True or false?
False. It’s not that recent. The modern dental implant, which relies on the process of osseointegration (bone fusing to metal), was first discovered in the 1960’s. Research on dental implants started before the discovery of osseointegration. Thus, a dental implant is heavily researched and developed to ensure positive results and strong performance.
A dental bridge provides the same support as a dental implant. True or false?
False. A dental bridge
and dental implant both replace a tooth and stop neighboring teeth from shifting, but a dental implant is the only restorative treatment that supports the jawbone. Once a tooth root is gone, the jawbone doesn’t have anything to stimulate it; the bone will start to recede.
The screw-like implant attaches to the jawbone, stopping it from breaking down.
A dental implant is removable. True or false?
False. Dental implants are only deemed successful once osseointegration takes place. If the jawbone doesn’t fuse to the titanium implant, the implant, abutment and synthetic crown won’t hold. A dental implant is permanent, not removable. That’s why it is the only permanent restorative solution.
In Greenville, dental implants are available. True or false?
We hope you were able to learn more about the dental implant procedure.
Do you want more details about dental implants in Greenville, North Carolina? Call our dental office at (252) 756-7789 for more information.