Dental Implants are a way for dentist’s to restore your smile if you are missing a tooth. It’s very effective when it comes to replacing teeth. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Your dentist can shape and color the implant to match perfectly to your teeth, so no one will notice it’s an implant.
The implantation process begins with your dentist surgically implanting a post into your jawbone. The placement of the post is important because it provides structure for your tooth. Without the support or foundation of the post being implanted in your jawbone, your tooth can lack support and will not hold properly.
The longest part of the implant process is the healing period. The jaw bone can take a few months to fully heal around the post. During this time, your dentist may recommend a diet of softer foods to help your mouth heal correctly. Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will cover the post with a replacement tooth and your smile will be complete.
If you would like to receive more information on dental implants, please contact your dentist. Your dentist will be able to assist you with your oral care. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this festive season.