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Dental Implants and Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are the perfect alternative treatment plan for those wanting a natural looking and permanent resolution for missing or damaged teeth. There are a variety of other procedures for replacing teeth, but they can’t duplicate the success, quality and durability of normal teeth like dental implants.

No other treatment or procedure can compete with the favorable outcome of dental implants. They have the highest customer satisfaction level and success rate over any other treatment options. Patients can drink, eat, talk and smile with confidence and without any limits with dental implants.

The dental implant is created to provide a foundation and stability for the replacement tooth. It’s a bio-compatible titanium post that binds to the jaw bone and takes the place of the root of the missing tooth.

The dental implant process is no more painful than having a tooth extracted. Patients are surprised at how comfortable they were during and after the procedure. Most people experience some tenderness and swelling immediately after the process, but they will notice the symptoms going away within two or three days after the procedure.

There’s no way to put a dollar figure on dental implants since they offer outstanding results, and they are one of the best treatment options on the market today. Dental implants are also less likely to need future maintenance and repairs. The dental implant process can take several months. This includes the evaluation process, examination of the teeth, jaw, gums and other support structures. An oral surgeon will then fuse the dental implant into the bone. It takes approximately three to six months for the area to heal once the dental implant has been placed. When the area has healed properly, a dental crown will be secured to the dental implant.

After care instructions for the dental implant is easy. They require very little additional care and you may even forget that you actually have a dental implant. Brushing your teeth and flossing should still be normal and routine. For long term health, it’s important to schedule regular checkups with your dentist.