The Dental Implant Process

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The dental implant process can be daunting at first, especially if you’ve never had any sort of restorative dentistry work done before. However, if you’re looking at implants, chances are you could use the benefits they provide.

We don’t want you to get scared away from restorative dentistry. So today, we’re going to walk you through the dental implants process to help it seem as approachable as it really is.

Why implants?
You might wonder why a dentist would recommend implants. That’s a valid question to raise, since the implant process isn’t exactly subtle. However, you’ll likely hear your dentist recommend implants for you if your teeth have decayed to the point where they don’t function like they used to, or if they’re severely damaged or otherwise marred.

What’s the process?
The dental implant process is surprisingly simple. You’ll come into the offices and once here, you’ll be given a sedative to ensure a calm and comfortable experience. A small incision will be made in the gums to prepare for the biocompatible titanium implant. This titanium post is inserted directly into your gums, right in place of the missing tooth.

That post is then covered by a fake tooth, which is cemented into place. You end up with a tooth that looks so real that only dental professionals will be able to tell it’s a fake.

We know it may seem like a lot at first, but the more you look into implants, the more likely you are to realize the great help they can be for your oral health. Our team is happy to work with you to get the comfortability and functionality of a full smile. To learn more, call us today for more information.