Q. Can I replace two missing teeth next to each other by attaching one implant to a natural tooth and making a bridge?
A. It is generally not recommended to attach implants to natural teeth. It is better to place two separate implants for long-term success.
Q. Could the loss of my upper back teeth be related to increased sinus issues on that side?
A. Long-term loss of upper back teeth can cause the maxillary sinus to grow downward. Sinus elevation may be required to create space for implant placement and restore the missing teeth.
Q.I have unstable lower dentures due to significant jawbone loss. Is there a solution?
A. Dental implants offer treatment options for most cases, even with significant bone loss. Early intervention can address issues like unstable dentures, difficulty chewing, and dissatisfaction with appearance.
Q. Do I need an implant for each tooth in the lower jaw if I’m wearing full dentures?
A. The number of implants required depends on the type of implant and teeth being replaced. A thorough examination can determine the appropriate number of implants.
Q. My dentist said I don’t have enough bone for in-the-bone implants. Are there alternatives?
A. Advances in implantology have expanded treatment options, making it rare for a person to be unable to receive an implant. Different implant types are available to accommodate various situations.
Q. Can an implant replace a fractured tooth that had a root canal?
A. Implants can often replace fractured teeth without the need to grind down adjacent teeth, offering an alternative to bridges in some cases