Everyone wants to have a picture-perfect smile. If you have any teeth missing, 21st Street Dental Group can restore your smile and oral health with dental implants.
Getting a dental implant can require several visits to your dentist and take up to an entire year to complete successfully. You will need to work closely with your dentist and maintain good oral health before the implant can be placed, heal properly, and get a crown attached.
Your dental professional will need to implant a titanium post into the jawbone. When this occurs, the area may swell or become tender. You can manage any discomfort with pain medication after the implant has been inserted.
The healing process can take several weeks and allows the post to become bonded to the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. You can get conventional implants, in which you wait until the tissues have healed before applying a crown, or you can get immediate implants that do not require healing time before crowns are placed.
When you are only missing one tooth in the mouth, your dentist will have a tooth created to fit onto your implant securely. This tooth is a crown, and it blends in with your natural teeth seamlessly. It will be attached to the abutment or the post of the implant.
Your 21st Street Dental Group professional can assess your teeth and determine whether or not implants are right for your teeth. In order to qualify for implants, you will need to have good oral health along with a healthy jawbone so that it can properly support dental implants. Patients should also avoid smoking or using tobacco products of any kind, as this could lead to problems during the healing process.
If you are looking to replace your teeth using dental implants, you can schedule an appointment with a 21st Street Dental Group dentist to get premier dental care from a clinician near you. As long as you take great care of your implant and visit the dentist often, you can have beautiful teeth that last for a lifetime.