Do you have missing or extracted teeth that are causing a major gap in your smile? Many people suffer from this problem but are unsure what their options are to restore their smile to its full and former glory. Our dentists can help you by putting a new dental implant in its place so that you can, once again, flash your award-winning smile with pride.
The process of dental implants takes a little while. Over the course of a few months, we will work with you to integrate the new implant into your existing jawbone. We begin by making a small incision in the gums in order to place your new implanted tooth. The implant is anchored into the jawbone and the gums are sutured to allow everything time to heal.
It might sound like a painful process, but we do everything we can to make you comfortable. We administer a local anesthetic before we begin so that you do not have any pain while we work on creating a more beautiful smile for you. We also understand that some people have natural anxiety and fear surrounding their dental procedures. For these patients, we recommend that you discuss sedation options with us.
We recommend giving the healing process three to six months so that the implant has plenty of time to fuse with the jaw in a process called osseointegration. During this time, our experienced dentists will install a temporary crown. This allows you to eat, drink, and smile as usual while we wait for the permanent dental implant to be installed.
After the healing process is over, an abutment will be placed on the implant to replace the temporary crown. We will take an impression of this abutment and then create a custom restoration of your missing tooth. Once we receive the finished restoration, we will install your dental implant and give you the smile you have been dreaming about.
If necessary, we can do this whole process with multiple teeth at the same time.
Once your dental implants are placed, they will look and feel like your real teeth. You won’t even be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and your new dental implants. Once you get used to them, you can eat and drink just like you would with your other teeth. It should take you no time at all to get used to your new and improved smile.
Unlike dentures, your dental implants are meant to resemble your natural teeth. You won’t have to live in fear of your implants falling out or worry about the embarrassment of losing your teeth while trying to eat. Everything is smooth sailing once those implants are officially installed!
By taking care of your dental implants properly, they can last you for a lifetime. Remember to come back and see us for your routine cleanings and dental hygiene maintenance so that we can help you take excellent care of your new teeth!
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