Dental implants let you enjoy a fixed solution to missing teeth.
Unlike other teeth replacement options, implants offer a stable support. You can live life normally and not worry about the replacement tooth loosening or falling out.
The dental implant functions as the artificial root for your replacement tooth. Once the implant is fused into the upper or lower jaw (which can take several months), the crown of tooth is attached. The replacement tooth, usually made of ceramic, is designed to look natural. People will not even notice it as you show your new, confident smile.
Dental implants come with several advantages:
- They restore your confidence as you can now smile with a complete set of teeth.
- This teeth replacement option can help you enhance your speech, and chewing.
- They are secure. Dental implants don’t move and feel comfortable too.
- They can be used to replace one or several teeth without affecting teeth next to them.
- They help ease discomfort from when adjacent tooth moves into the space for the missing tooth.
Before getting dental implants, your dentist will need to make impressions of your jaw and teeth. Taking a dental x-ray is also required. These steps are crucial in studying the condition of your mouth and determining whether you’re fit for a dental implant.
During the procedure, your dentist will numb the area before attaching the implant into the bone. The replacement tooth is not integrated immediately. The dental implant needs to heal first, which can take up to six months. Your dentist will let you know should you need another round of surgery for the dental implant.
Once the implant is healed, you are now ready to receive your artificial teeth. The step may take up to two months, depending on the number of fitting needed to ensure that the teeth fit right. Once everything’s set, the teeth are attached to the implants. You can now enjoy your replacement teeth.
Dental implants are durable. However, after many years of use, they can as well experience the normal wear. You may need to have your implants replaced or re-tightened. Make sure you take regular visits even after getting your implant.
Interested in getting dental implants? Contact Keith Shrum Dentistry at our office today.
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