What are dental implants?
Dental implants are installed via surgical procedures that allow for a permanent prosthetic to last a lifetime. You can think of an implant much like a fake root that is attached to your jaw bone, below your gums. Generally, a crown will be mounted on top of your implant to give you that picture-perfect smile you desire.
Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth and restore your entire smile. Many people have dental implants, and both patients and dentists alike choose implants as a positive option when it comes to replacing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are implants the right decision for me?
You may consider what implants could do for you if you are missing one or multiple teeth, and are in good health overall. We can meet with you one-on-one to determine if implants are a good option for you.
What will this procedure look like?
Unlike some other dental procedures, dental implants can take between six to nine months to be completely finished. You’ll first have to undergo surgery in which a titanium rod is placed where your tooth used to be. This will then take a few months to fuse to your bone and be covered by your gums. Once your gums are healed, you’ll make another appointment to be fitted for a crown.
What is post-surgery treatment?
You’ll experience some discomfort after this procedure, but don’t worry this is completely normal. You may also see some bruising and swelling, which can be managed with over the counter medication and painkillers that are prescribed. You may be told to only eat soft foods until you’re no longer are in pain and the implant site is healed.