What does a dental implant do?
A dental implant works by providing a permanent new root for missing teeth. It consists of a titanium screw placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then created and placed on the implant to provide a permanent new tooth that looks natural.
How are they distinguished from dentures?
In contrast to dental implants, dentures require removal so they can be maintained and be specially cared for. They are also bulky and require more time to become used to. Dental implants are permanent and can be cared for in the same manner as natural teeth.
How do dental implants benefit me?
When you have dental implants, they appear and feel like real, permanent teeth. You can continue eating your favorite foods without feeling discomfort or embarrassment. The procedure is successful and inexpensive.
How is a dental implant placed?
The implant is placed into the jawbone after an insertion has been made. After they have been placed, the natural tissue around them will integrate with the screw.
Does the process cause pain?
A local anesthetic will be provided before the procedure so no pain will be felt. You can also discuss sedation options if you have a history of dental anxiety or fear.
How long do the results last?
Dental implants can last for a long time, especially under the proper care. Practicing proper oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental visits are essential to the success of the implants.