Common Questions About Our Dental Implants
Your New Albany dentist Dr. Receveur has been placing dental implants for the better part of a decade. Last year alone, he placed 500 dental implants for patients missing individual teeth or entire arches of teeth.
Dr. Receveur has trained with some of the best clinicians in the world to craft his skills, and he has the in-office technology to give you beautiful and natural-looking teeth in just one visit. As much as Dr. Receveur loves helping all of his patient achieve the smile they have always wanted, he also wants to give you the best information to help you make the best decision for your oral health.
Because our practice focuses on placing dental implants, here are some common questions we hear.
My last dentist told me he can restore dental implants. What’s the difference between restoring dental implants and placing dental implants?
The difference between storing dental implants and placing dental implants is huge. Restoring a dental implant simply means the dentist can place a crown over the implant and abutment. A dentist who restores dental implant does not actually place dental implants. Dentists who can place dental implants – like Dr. Receveur – can oversee your treatment from start to finish. Dr. Receveur places your dental implants and then crafts a restoration that will match your natural teeth.
I have removable dentures, why do I need dental implants?
Unfortunately, dentures are in no way similar to your natural teeth. You probably already know this if you’re a denture-wearer. Studies show that dentures only have about 20 percent of the chewing force of natural teeth. With such a small chewing force, there’s no way to get the nutrition you need. Dental implants have about 90 percent of the chewing force of your natural teeth and allow you to eat the food you need and love. Studies show that patients with removable, non-implant-supported dentures live an average of 10 years less. That’s because that patients are not getting the proper nutrition.
What do dental implants cost?
Dental implants are expensive, but try to focus on the benefits over the cost. Dental implants can save your jawbone and add years to your life. You can also treat your implants much like your natural teeth. Here’s another thing to consider: Dental implants can last 10-plus years, whereas dentures tend to break or change shape. Changing out your dentures every few years – or even more often – can be extremely costly. By the time you’ve changed out your dentures a few times, you may spend more money on your dentures than you would have on dental implants.
How do I care for my implants?
The incredible thing about our dental implants is that they function like natural teeth, and you can care for them just like natural teeth. You don’t have to remove the device for cleaning or apply any special adhesive. Once the implant is placed, it’s done. If you brush and floss regularly and visit our office for regular visits, your implants can last a lifetime.
At New Albany Implants, all of our implants come with a 10-year warranty. Dr. Receveur has completed thousands of hours in continuing education and is dedicated to providing you the best possible oral care. Call us today to schedule a visit.