Dental implants offer a wide variety benefits when it comes to restoring a smile. If you suffer from one missing tooth, or many, dental implants can offer a way to give your jaw and new teeth the support it needs to be functional and healthy.
The implantation process begins with your dentist or oral surgeon surgically implanting a special post inside your jawbone. This post will support your replacement tooth by acting as its roots. The longest part of the implant process is the healing period. The jaw bone can take a few months to fully heal around the post. During this time, your dentist may recommend a diet of softer foods to help your mouth heal correctly. Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will cover the post with a replacement tooth and your smile will be complete.
Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Your dentist can shape and color the implant to match perfectly to the teeth around it so no one will notice it’s an implant.
If you have questions about dental implants and if they are right for you, please call our office today! Let us renew your smile, so you can have a smile you feel confident about.