- August 3, 2016
Today we want to talk about adult tooth loss. This can be a traumatic and embarrassing situation. If you are missing teeth, you won’t feel much like smiling on account of the empty spaces in your mouth. Plus, you won’t have the chewing power it takes to eat the foods you used to enjoy. Over time, your health will diminish along with your self-assurance.
We can help you turn it all around with a dental implant procedure. But before you move forward with investing in your future health and happiness, you may have some questions about the process.
Here are some dental implant facts along with the most common questions we get.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
When you’ve lost one or more teeth, the bone loss that quickly follows can reduce the thickness of your jaw by a surprising amount. For patients who have suffered from bone loss, an implant isn’t always a good solution. Sometimes there just isn’t enough bone to make it stable!
Are You Able To Get The Job Done?
Yes! We have made implant dentistry a focal point in our office. You will definitely be in good hands with us.
Here’s the deal: The implant procedure requires only two steps. First we will insert a titanium post into your jawbone that functions as a root for your replacement tooth. BONUS: Be sure to read our article on permanent vs removable dental implants.
Then we will restore it with a crown, the part that looks like a tooth.
Does The Implant Surgery Hurt?
No. We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. Your dental implant procedure will involve us numbing the area, and providing sedation if desired. Once you are comfortable, we’ll place the implant in your jaw.
How Long Will I Have To Wait For My Teeth?
Final restorations will follow after the requisite number of months for healing take place. It won’t be long before you are smiling again!
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our teeth implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. They’re given enough time to securely fuse with your jawbone and are the same size of a real root. No other artificial option even comes close to feeling this comfortable.
Will Implants Help Restore My Appearance?
Definitely! Remember: your smile will be complete again. And there will be more facial structure support (i.e. no more sunken-in cheeks). So, your appearance will definitely get a boost as will your self-assurance.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on the good road.
Are Implants The Best Bet For Me?
Honestly, the only way to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, our doctors will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure. After that, we can move forward if that makes the most sense.
Why Put It Off?
We hope this post has been helpful. There is no time like the present to turn your life around.
We are happy to answer any other questions about the dental implant procedure, when you are here! Contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants in Joliet with Shorewood Family Dental Care!