Dental Implants FAQ
Are dental implants the best way to replace my teeth?
Yes. Currently, dental implants are the best method for replacing missing teeth whether used in conjunction with crowns, bridges or dentures.
Who places my dental implants?
The best person to place your dental implants is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. This person has extensive training in all forms of surgical treatments and maintains continuing education. Dr. Bowman is Board Certified in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesia.
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How much experience does your surgeon have in placing implants?
Dr. Bowman has been placing implants for over 20 years. He was involved in the testing and development of some of the earliest digital technologies used with dental implants today.
Does your surgeon use the latest technology in placement of dental implants?
Dr. Bowman uses the most cutting-edge digital technology available in placement of dental implants, including his own CAT Scan and digital imaging with implant-specific 3D spatial technology. This improves the accuracy of treatment for each individual patient.
What brand of dental implant does your surgeon use?
Dr. Bowman uses the top-rated implant system in the world, backed by the most clinical research and best clinical outcomes. He does not use discount brands or off brands, which have inferior manufacturing technology and limited clinical research.
Why Dental Implants?
Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.
Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?
There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.