The implant process takes about 3-6 months to fully heal. The first part of the process is the installation in which a screw is placed in the jaw bone and the implants are placed in the gums. During the healing period, the jaw bone will form around the implants. Temporary crowns may be installed so that you can eat and speak normally. Once the implant has fully healed, an abutment is placed to serve as the base of your permanent restoration. Shortly after this is complete, your implant and smile will look and feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent and great method of tooth replacement. They are more appealing than bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for
a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is
placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and
crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure.
How much do implants cost?
The fee of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a fee for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.
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