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Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

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Common Questions About Dental Implants

  • July 15, 2016
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Hello and welcome to another July edition of the Legacy Smiles Blog!

Today we want to address anyone out there with missing teeth. You already know that tooth loss as an adult is a life-changing, trauma-inducing event that can wreck your health along with your appearance and self-confidence.

You have probably discovered that you don’t feel like smiling BIG or have the ability to enjoy the foods you love. This is your new reality until you find a good solution to this unfortunate dilemma.

But that is why we are here: to help you reclaim your life ASAP. To do that, we think that dental implants are the best restorative treatment available.

Before you make such a significant investment in your future, though, you may have a few questions. Here are a few that our patients usually ask during their consultation…

Can You Get The Job Done?

As mentioned before, we are here to make your life better!

As such, we place many different types of dental implants including mini implants, All-on-4 (a full set of replacement teeth placed on 4 strategically placed implants), All-on-6 (same as All-on-4 but with six implants), and implant-retained dentures.

We also offer a Same Day Smile option, where your smile can be restored in just one day. We will do whatever it takes to get the job done!

Does The Implant Surgery Hurt?

It is a surgical procedure. That said, we will do everything in our power to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to ensure that your visit is comfortable.

Will I Have To Wait For My Teeth?


Be sure to ask about our Same Day Smile option during your consultation!

Are Dental Implants Comfortable?

Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. They’re given enough time to securely fuse with your jawbone and are the same size of a real root. All that is to say that no other artificial option even comes close to feeling this comfortable, once you get used to the novelty of it.

Will Implants Help My Appearance?

Yes! Think about it: your smile will be full again. And there will be more facial structure support (i.e. no more caved-in cheeks). So, your appearance will definitely get a boost as will your self-assurance.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

That depends on your efforts to maintain them!

Implants are built to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like real teeth.

Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on track.

As an investment in your future health and happiness, they should be treated with great care and respect.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you have any more questions about the dental implant procedure at Legacy Smiles, don’t hesitate to ask!

The only way to see if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. At that point, Dr. Stuart will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.

Contact us online to schedule that appointment or call us today at (406) 794-3114.


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