Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone. Once in place, they allow the dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is one of the strongest metals on earth. They are designed to fuse with your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. The implant is like an artificial tooth root that supports a crown, bridge, or denture. Since they are made of titanium, they are strong and durable enough to last for many years. In addition to restoring the function of your teeth, implants replace lost bone tissue and prevent further deterioration from occurring. Once healed, your implants will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.
With dental implants, you can replace one tooth or several teeth at once. The implants are made of titanium and are surgically screwed into your jawbone. They act as permanent artificial roots to which replacement teeth are attached. Dental implants offer a number of advantages when compared to traditional bridgework and dentures. Here are five benefits of dental implants:
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone and fuses to the bone through a process called osseointegration. When the implant has fused with the bone, a crown is attached to the post to replace the missing tooth. Unlike bridgework and dentures that only replace the visible portion of the tooth, implants replace the entire structure, including the root. This helps to preserve the health of the jawbone. Plus, dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. With proper hygiene and regular dental visits, they can last a lifetime. Whether you have lost one or more teeth due to decay, disease, injury, or wear and tear, dental implants can help you regain a complete, healthy, and functional smile. Contact our office today to learn more. We look forward to improving your oral health!
Dental implant placement is minimally invasive, so most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, the procedure involves the use of a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area before placing the implant. This anesthetic will reduce any pain or discomfort that may occur during the actual placement of the dental implant into the jawbone. After the implant is placed, you may experience some slight soreness or tenderness at the treatment site for a few days. Using ice packs and taking over-the-counter ibuprofen can help alleviate any pain that is experienced following your dental implant surgery.