Dental implant treatment replaces the whole tooth
Dental implants are medical grade titanium posts placed into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. Being made of medical grade titanium allows the post to integrate naturally with the bone. This process is called osseointegration. An osseointegrated implant can take up to six months to anchor itself and heal. A dental prosthetic is added after the process of healing takes place.
Dental implants can last a long time and blend in naturally with your remaining your teeth, without damaging them. A crown, bridge or full arch dentures can then be fitted to the implants, replacing one or more missing teeth and eliminating the need for painful, uncomfortable dentures.
Recovery time and aftercare for dental implants
Recovery time for dental implant depends on the various procedures required to complete your treatment.
Once an implant has been placed it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene by remembering to floss and brush your teeth in order to prevent infections that can occur if the implant is not properly cleaned.
There may be some swelling of your gums and face and some minor bleeding and bruising in the area that the implant was placed. Try to consume soft foods for five to seven days after the surgery has occurred. Smoking should be avoided after an implant has been placed.
Dr Rajendra Jasthi
If you have any questions about implants or if you would like to discuss anything about spaces caused by missing teeth, Dr Rajendra Jasthi will be more than happy in helping you with any information. Dr Rajendra offers a free implant assessment. All implant placements are performed on site at Eagle Heights Dental Care.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants
Dental implants are medical grade titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. They provide a very strong foundation for replacement teeth that are fabricated to match the look and feel of your remaining natural teeth. Because implants are made from medical grade titanium, they are able to integrate naturally with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. Once an implant has fused with the bone and the site of surgery has healed sufficiently, a dental prosthetic can be added.
There are a number of benefits to choosing dental implants. Because they look and feel just like natural teeth, they can improve one’s appearance considerably. They are designed to be permanent and can last a very long time if they are properly cared for. Dental implants can also help to improve one’s ability to speak and eat as they won’t slip or shift out of place once they have been placed. They are also very comfortable and convenient as they don’t need to be removed for cleaning. Dental implants tend to improve one’s overall oral health as they prevent teeth from shifting and help to maintain the structure of the jaw bone.
Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth, and need to be taken care of in the same way. It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth every day. This will help to prevent infections as well as gum disease and decay. We also recommend that you come in for regular dental check-ups so that we can check for any issues and provide any necessary treatment as early as possible.