Many people are getting dental implants as a solution to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants are embedded into your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. The best thing about them is that they don’t develop cavities.
The dental implants comprise of the titanium implant, abutment, and the crown. These implants don’t affect the surrounding healthy teeth or cause any bone loss in the jaw. If dental implants are properly maintained, they can even last a lifetime.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are several benefits of dental implants:
- There isn’t any diet restriction.
- Implants are embedded into the jaw that doesn’t allow any bone loss, preserving the bone.
- Surrounding teeth aren’t affected.
- Acts and looks just like your natural teeth.
- You don’t have to go through any day-to-day frustrations or discomfort from unfit dentures.
- Dental implants, if maintained well, can even last a lifetime!
How is a dental implant done?
Osseointegration is a process by which implants made of titanium metals get fused with the jawbone. The jawbone healing takes six to twelve weeks to heal. After this phase, comes the implant restoration phase, during this process, the dentist would attach an abutment post to the newly secured implant. The custom-built artificial crown would be fixated to the post restoring your missing tooth.
Your dentist takes the impressions of your teeth to make the new tooth or teeth. Then the model of your teeth is created. Once the tooth/ teeth are ready, it is attached to the abutment known as the crown. The color of your tooth/teeth is also matched to make it look natural.
How is it felt during dental implants?
Most of the people who have gone through dental implants reported that they only faced a little discomfort, and soon it was all back to normal. During the process of placing the implant, the dentist may use local anesthesia. Some patients say that implants are less painful than a tooth extraction.
After the procedure, you might face mild soreness, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Pain relievers may be purchased in case the dentist prescribes it.
How should I care for dental implants?
Dental implants don’t require any special care. They need the same care as natural teeth that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. It is necessary to go for regular dental check-ups.
The success rate of dental implants is almost 98%. If adequately cared for and maintained, then dental implants can last a lifetime.
Find out more about dental implants as you visit our office. Call Sun-Park Dental today at (916) 435-1155 or request an appointment online.