We often don’t think much about our smiles until something goes wrong and we lose a tooth. Now, just smiling or laughing seems like a hard thing to do. If you are one of the millions of Americans who are missing teeth, don’t give up hope. Dental implants may be able to help! This blog post will explain what dental implants are and how they can make your smile look better.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are posts made of titanium that are carefully put into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. This method of fixing your smile fills in all the gaps by changing your whole tooth structure, from the root to the crown. Once they are in place, they provide a strong base for false teeth that will last for a long time.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a better way to replace missing teeth than dentures or braces in a number of ways. First, implants are much more stable than these other methods, so you can eat and talk with trust. Also, implants keep your face’s natural shape. This is different from dentures, which can make your face look droopy. Lastly, with the right care, implants are made to last a lifetime, while dentures and bridges usually need to be changed every five to seven years.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The first step in getting dental implants is to talk to your dentist or oral surgeon to find out if you are a good option. If you are missing one or more teeth and have healthy lips, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. There are other things that can affect your prospects, such as:
- The density of your jawbone
- Your health as a whole
- Whether you are willing to take care of your teeth and go to the dentist regularly.
During your appointment, your dentist or oral surgeon will carefully check your mouth and take X-rays to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
What Should I Expect?
Having the implant surgery is the next step if you are found to be a good option. Most of the time, this is done in an outpatient setting with only local anesthesia. During surgery, your oral surgeon will cut into your gums and put the titanium posts into your jawbone. After that, stitches are used to close the cuts.
You will need to rest and let your mouth heal after surgery. This can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. After the implant has been put in, you’ll have to wait for it to heal and join with the bone, which can take several months. Once the implant has healed, you’ll go back to your dentist or oral surgeon to have a fake tooth (or teeth) put on top of it.
Once your mouth has healed, you’ll go back to the dentist or oral surgeon to have the tooth replacements put on the implants. These are made of porcelain or ceramic and look, feel, and work just like real tooth enamel.
In the end, you’ll have a smile that is healthy and works well. You can now eat, talk, and take care of your teeth just like you would with your natural smile.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Don’t be afraid to smile because you’re missing teeth. Call our office to set up an appointment if you want to get your smile back. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about dental implants and help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
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