How Do Dental Implants Work?

dental implant model demonstrating the procedure
Looking for a tooth replacement option that’ll make you forget you have fake teeth? Dental implants might be the best option for you! Before you pursue dental implants, read on to learn the details of how they work, and why they are so effective.

Implant 101

A dental implant is a titanium post that the dentist inserts into the patient’s jawbone. After that procedure, as the area heals, the implant fuses with the jaw bone, creating unbeatable stability for the restoration. Normally the healing process takes a few months. After that, the patient returns to the office to have a custom-made restoration attached to the implant.

The Pros

Dental implants are such a popular tooth replacement option, and that’s mainly because they feel just like natural teeth. Once you have the implant inserted, it’s given time to heal, and the restoration is attached, you really will forget it’s there. That’s because implants allow patients to speak and eat in the same manner that they would with a natural tooth. Additionally, implants are durable and long lasting, and they don’t require maintenance beyond the routine oral care given to the natural teeth.

Why Choose Anything Else?

We know, it’s hard to imagine why you’d ever want to replace teeth with a method other than implants. They’re pretty great, but there are some other reliable methods of tooth replacement available to those who don’t find implants to be the best option, whether it’s because they’re not in the budget, or because the patients just isn’t a candidate for implants. When considering your options, your dentist may decide that implants aren’t the best options for you if you have existing issues such as gum disease or a compromised jaw bone.

Dental Implants at McNeely Family Dentistry

If you’re considering dental implants, a consultation at our office is the first step! Give us a call to set up your visit, and we’ll work with you to determine whether or not dental implants are in your future.

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