If you want the best, most permanent teeth replacement, we would love to talk with you about dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts (resembling tooth roots) that securely anchor into the bone with permanent or removable artificial teeth that look like your natural teeth.
They are the best options to replace missing teeth because they preserve jaw bone, neighboring teeth, and facial structure. With implants, you have better speech, more comfort, greater confidence, and a lot fewer hassles than with conventional dentures, traditional bridges, or other tooth replacement options.
Because you can still chew well, you can eat a normal, healthy diet and experience better overall physical, cognitive, and oral health. The implants look and function like natural teeth and, if properly cared for, can last a lifetime.
Types of dental implants:
Before your oral surgery, your dentist determines a customized treatment plan for you and helps you decide which implant option works best for you.
At your next visit, you have an artificial tooth root implanted into the missing tooth socket. Patients often ask, “Do teeth implants hurt?” This is a surgical procedure done under anesthesia so you do not feel any pain. The dental practice team provides instructions for you about over-the-counter pain medications to take if you have some tenderness, swelling, or temporary pain for a few days. Applying ice can also be helpful.
Once the jawbone grows around the post to secure the new implant, after about 6-12 weeks, the dentist adds a tiny metal “abutment” piece that allows a new replacement tooth or dentures to connect to the post. The dentist makes impressions of your teeth and makes a custom-designed crown, bridge, or denture. The new teeth look just like your natural teeth and match their color, as well.
The dentist attaches the new crown or teeth to the abutment. They explain proper dental care, which is much like regular brushing and flossing you would do for your natural teeth.