Dental implants can transform your entire life. They serve as lifelong replacements and are identical to your natural teeth. Made from small, titanium posts, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw, to provide a solid foundation for your new smile.
What Should You Expect from Your Dental Implant Surgery?
There are several steps to successful implantation of your new dental implants, but fortunately, you’ll remain 100% pain-free throughout the process. During your first surgery, the implants will be placed into the jaw bone. Over the next six months or so, your mouth will heal and the titanium post will fuse to the bone.
Once the bonding process is complete, your implant will be ready to receive a crown. You may need a second surgery in which the gums are opened in order to uncover the hidden implant, and then the abutment will be attached to it. A crown is then attached and fitted to the implant. The end result is a beautiful new smile, and no one will be able to tell that your new tooth isn’t natural.
Why Should You Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the most reliable solutions for tooth loss, and there are many great benefits to choosing these restorations:
- Minimal repair and replacements. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, implants don’t need regular repair or replacement.
- Durability. With proper home care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- No bridges or dentures. With dental implants, you’ll enjoy a stable bite and smile, and you won’t have to give up your favorite foods.
- Minimal impact on the surrounding teeth. Your remaining, natural teeth won’t need to be filed down in order to accommodate dental implants.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can work in your life, call us at Complete Dental today.