What are dental implants?
Simply stated, dental implants are titanium cylinders that are permanently placed in the jaw bone. The dental implant provides the support for the replaced teeth. They are permanent and very successful.
Why should you consider dental implants?
Dental implants are affordable and permanent. Unlike dentures, once the dental implants are in, you can forget all about them. When you consider the great ease and affordability of dental implants, there is no reason to live with missing teeth or loose dentures.
What are some of the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer the next best option to your teeth. Dental implants look and feel just like your naturally teeth. The appearance of your mouth and smile will be more attractive. You will not be restricted to certain foods and you will now be able to eat corn on the cob and chewing gum. Dental implants also reduce the bone atrophy and shrinkage that is common with lost teeth.
Who will place a dental implant in my mouth?
A periodontist, an oral surgeon, or an implantologist are all qualified to place dental implants. In addition, a restorative dentist completes the crowns once the dental implants are complete. When a qualified professional performs the dental implant procedures, your mouth will be newly restored.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
Not at all. Local anesthetics are used during the procedures to eliminate discomfort and pain. After surgery, you may feel a bit sore for a day, but the pain and discomfort is managed to be absolutely minimal.