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Honolulu Dentists Share 4 Common Questions About Dental Implants October 6, 2017

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Honolulu Dentists Share 4 Common Questions About Dental Implants, Honolulu, Hawaii

You may have heard good things about dental implants. The staff at Kaimuki Dental Group has used implants successfully with many patients in Honolulu, HI, because they’re one of the best restorative dentistry treatments available. Here, the dentists answer four of the most frequently asked questions about implants.

4 FAQs About Dental Implants

How Long Does It Take to Heal?

Titanium implants must be inserted surgically into the jawbone. Therefore, it takes time for the wound to heal and the implant to fuse with the jawbone. You can expect it to take at least three weeks, but it may even take several months.

What’s the Success Rate?

dental implantsTitanium implants have a very high success rate of 90% or more. Once an implant has fused to the bone, it will often last the entire lifetime of the patient. This makes dental implants the best permanent tooth replacements.

What Are the Benefits?

Dental implants imitate the original tooth structure inside your jawbone. This prevents bone loss and keeps your facial structure intact. Implants also restore your teeth’s function again, allowing you to eat, smile, and talk again without experiencing any discomfort. Finally, with proper care, your implant will last a lifetime.

How Does the Process Work?

After a thorough evaluation, your dentist will schedule the insertion of the implant. Your mouth will be numbed, and a titanium screw will be inserted into your jawbone. Then the healing process begins. After the implant has fused with your jawbone, your dentist will attach a crown, a bridge, or dentures to your implant.

Are you interested in getting a dental implant? Give the staff at the Kaimuki Dental Group a call at (808) 737-7905 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. At that point, you’ll find out if you’re a good candidate for an implant. If not, the dentist will discuss other treatment options with you. To learn more about implants, visit the website.

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