Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are known as the golden standard for replacing missing teeth. Implants are durable titanium anchors that restore missing teeth at the root.

If you have one or more lost teeth and need to restore your smile, ask us about dental implants in our Cadillac, MI office.

We also welcome you to learn more about implants if you are considering treatment but want to know more before your procedure. 

Things You Didn't Know About Dental Implants

Facts About Dental Implants in Cadillac, MI

Many patients considering implant treatment may have questions about aspects of their care, maintenance, and life after they receive their restoration. Here, we will illuminate facts about implants and answer questions patients have about dental implants:

Do implants have a taste?

No, dental implants do not have a taste because they are non-corrosive. Many patients who have experienced tooth decay or gum disease before receiving implants benefit from tasting food again with their implant restorations.

Will dental implants affect an MRI or security metal detectors?

Titanium dental implants are not magnetic, so you don’t need to worry about them interfering with an MRI or setting off a metal detector at the airport. Still, telling your doctor you have dental implants is a good idea before you receive an MRI.

Is it hard to clean dental implants?

It isn’t difficult to clean implants, although each implant treatment may use different cleaning methods. If you receive a single crown-capped implant, you can brush and floss on and between your crown as you would with a natural tooth. Treatments like All-on-Four may require water picks or water flossers, and electric toothbrushes for a better clean.

Can implants create sinus problems?

Some patients may wonder if implants cause sinus problems when placed in the upper jaw. However, implants are not placed within the sinuses, so they will not contribute to problems like sinusitis. 

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Patients with good oral health and healthy jaw bone tissue are great candidates for implant treatment. However, we can also provide gum disease treatment, extractions, and bone grafting treatment to help prepare patients for implants. While it may take longer to prepare for implants, implants will last long and support improved dental health. 

Do implants change your face’s shape?

Yes, dental implants can positively impact your face shape. Implants can often improve the volume and contour of the face, especially if you experience facial sagging. Facial sagging can occur when you lose support from your natural teeth, particularly in your lower jaw. 

Do you want to renew your smile’s function and aesthetics with dental implants? Contact Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry at 231-389-6388. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Sheryl Jenicke online. Let us know if you have any questions about implants; we will gladly assist you.