What are dental implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are essentially healthy, near-natural replacements for your teeth. They are made up of roots, connectors and custom crowns. The root is placed into the jawbone as a sturdy base, and the connector joins the crown to the root. The crown covers the root and connector and looks just like a regular tooth.

Dental implant surgery provides you with strong, healthy teeth, and promotes healthy bone growth. The crowns will be molded and shaped to fit your mouth, and they can look and feel so natural that they’re indistinguishable from real teeth.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a safe and predictable solution to the problem of missing teeth. When properly placed and maintained, top-quality dental implants can last you the rest of your life. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has certified implants as safe and effective medical devices. They restore and enhance the quality of life while improving confidence in social situations. Dental implants are for anyone that wants to rejuvenate their smile and facial features and can still enjoy foods “off-limits” to denture-wearers.

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Do Dental Implants Hurt?

You will be numbed during the procedure, which makes it painless; however, you may experience soreness or discomfort for up to two weeks following the procedure. Before you undergo any procedure, we’ll walk you through what to expect before, during, and afterward.

If you received dental implants and are experiencing severe or prolonged pain or have other concerns about the healing process, contact your dentist or healthcare provider.