Is A Dental Implant Right For You?

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you lose an adult tooth. It could be the result of tooth decay or it could from trauma. Whatever the reason, it means you have a hole. This might seem scary. You may even feel embarrassed. Don’t. Dentists could help the situation by using dental implants to restore your smile.

What Does the Procedure Include?

Implantology in dentistry is the act of taking an artificial tooth root and connecting it to jawbone. The dentist can then attach a false tooth on top of that. The first step is to set up a consultation and have images taken of your mouth. If your dentist thinks an implant is in order, you’ll schedule an additional appointment. At this time, you may want to consider how well you handle procedures. Sometimes offices can use sedation or local anesthesia to help ease patients’ nerves. Set this up ahead of time.

During this visit, you’ll have the implant bonded to the jawbone. Some pain may occur, so be prepared to eat soft foods and take over-the-counter medicines. In a few weeks, you’ll need to return. At this time, the dentist should determine the placement and appearance of the teeth. Several options exist for teeth replacement. Choices include a crown, a bridge or dentures.

Why Should I Get One?

A smile is important for several reasons. First, people use the this gesture to judge your character. It’s part of the first impression; therefore, it has a role in forming friendships, networking with colleagues, and even obtaining a job. If you are missing teeth that could be holding you back socially or professionally. Another reason to obtain an implant is if you are concerned with bone loss or eating. A missing tooth can cause issues with biting problems or simply cause discomfort. Filling in the gap may help bring a feeling of ease. 

After the work is completed, continue to see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Don’t forget to smile wide.