Quiz: How Dental Implants Affect Your Prosthetic Experience

Why would you want to have a dental implant placed to hold a prosthetic? After all, you can ensure a replacement tooth stays in place with a dental bridge, which can be affixed without oral surgery. What you should know about dental implants is that they offer significant functional advantages, and some unique benefits. One major benefit to having an implant is that you can avoid jawbone resorption, a problem with losing bone mass in your jaw, which can occur after tooth loss. Implants can also make it easier to avoid losing more teeth after your initial tooth loss experience.

Questions:

True Or False: Jawbone resorption can be stopped when you replace a tooth with any dental prosthetic – implants are not necessary to preserving jawbone mass.

True Or False: Your dental implant provides enough stability to make your prosthetic capable of holding up during biting and chewing.

True Or False: The bonding process between your jawbone and your implant actually helps you avoid future tooth loss.

Answers:

False! While you can secure some functional benefits from a prosthetic without implant support, you will need a dental implant to help you avoid the matter of jawbone resorption. This is because the implant acts like an artificial root, stimulating the bone to ensure proper nutrient delivery.

True! A dental implant keeps your prosthetic stable. A replacement tooth can be trusted to handle biting and chewing tasks, meaning you can avoid complications that could otherwise frustrate you on a regular basis.

True! In addition to keeping your jawbone healthy, the presence of your implant can help stabilize neighboring teeth roots, so those teeth move less.

Talk To Your Dentist About Dental Implants

If you are ready to do something about a missing tooth – or if you need help with several missing teeth – consider having an implant-supported prosthetic. With a dental implant, you can enjoy serious stability, and limit your risk for problems that can occur after tooth loss. You can  request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. At Wager-Evans Dental, we are proud to welcome Reno, NV residents, as well as residents in all surrounding areas, including South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities.