Dental Implant Placement
People with one or more missing teeth are always looking for a tooth replacement option that is better than dentures and bridges. In the recent past, the use of dental implants has recorded great success. Dental implant placement helps restore teeth and improves teeth performance by adding implants into the jawbone.
Our OHIOSmiles dentists will help you regain your beautiful smile and full functions of your teeth thanks to their great experience and high levels of expertise. Our modern dental equipment helps in ensuring our dentists have an easier time with dental checkups and treatment.
A dental implant refers to a structure that resembles a real tooth. It replaces the missing or decayed tooth. The implant is inserted into the jawbone to act as the anchor of the artificial tooth. Dental implants are made up of three parts. There is the implant which resembles a screw that is driven into the jawbone. The second part is the abutment that connects the artificial tooth. The last part is the crown which functions and resembles the natural tooth both in size, color, and shape.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Several benefits come with dental implants when compared to other tooth restoration options, such as dentures and bridges. Since dental implants are anchored onto the jawbone, they offer an unmatched stability level. Dental implants help in preserving jawbone integrity. They also prevent the loss of bone that happens after a tooth is lost. Dental implants will function and look like real teeth. This ensures you can chew, eat, smile, and speak just as you do with your natural teeth.
Dental implants are very safe for most people. If you are in good health and do not smoke (as smoking reduces the body’s healing ability after receiving dental implants), our dentists will likely recommend them to help restore your missing teeth.
How Does a Dental Implant Compare to a Real Tooth?
Compared to the natural tooth, dental implants do function differently since they are anchored onto the jawbone and not the roots of the tooth into the gums. Natural teeth can make some movement since they are attached to the gums using ligaments. The dental implants never move.
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Patients will experience some trauma in the jaw and bones. Our dentists numb the area to prevent the patient from experiencing pain or discomfort. As the numbness wears off with time, the patient might start experiencing some pain. Our dentists will give painkillers in such a situation.
How Long Does the Pain Last After Undergoing a Dental Implant Procedure?
Patients can experience pain and discomfort that can last up to seven days. You will experience tenderness and pain around the implant after three to seven days. With time, the pain will subside. You can return to your normal routine three days after the procedure.
At OHIOSmiles we offer the best dental implant services thanks to our advanced dental implant techniques and technology. Our experienced dentists always offer patients comprehensive recovery instructions and regular post-dental implant checkups. Reach us at (740) 781-0540 to learn more about dental implant placement or to schedule a consultation.