If you have missing teeth, the best thing that you can do for your whole body is to replace those lost parts of your smile. Not only will your confidence sky rocket with brand-new teeth, but your health can greatly benefit from dental implants in Sacramento. Learn more about the process of having them placed and what to expect with implants in this week’s blog post.
Getting Dental Implants is Simple
Dental implants require oral surgery as the implant posts must be inserted within the jaw. This can make many patients nervous, but you shouldn’t be. The process is relatively simple and practically painless with the use of local anesthetic, sedation if necessary, and pain medication during your healing period.
Prior to surgery, you’ll be able to receive local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, the oral surgeon makes a small incision in the gum tissue, revealing the jawbone. This creates space to insert your titanium dental implant post permanently. Afterwards, you’ll have to take 3 to 6 months to heal before returning to our office.
The healing period is important as it allows your mouth to fuse with the implant post. Osseointegration, this process of fusing the body and the implant, helps your post to stay stable for years to come.
The final appointment is to have your personalized dental prosthetic attached to the implant post. This is when your custom dental prosthetic—whether it’s a crown, bridge, or denture—will be able to visually replace your missing teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Benefit You?
There are many dental restorations to choose from, but dental implants can offer all these benefits:
- Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth.
- Dental implants can last the remainder of your life when taken care of properly.
- Dental implants prevent bone loss and preserve your youthful facial appearance.
- Dental implants keep your surrounding teeth in their correct places so that your other teeth don’t shift.
- Dental implants can help keep you free of gum disease and other dental concerns.
Are you ready to explore dental implants in depth? All you must do is schedule a quick consultation with your local dentist to learn more. Feel free to write down your questions and concerns so that we can talk through them one by one during your visit!
About Our Office
Here at the dental office of Dr. A. Scott Grivas III, we want you to have your best smile at all times. Even if you’ve lost teeth and need to restore them, we’re here for you through every step of the way. From consultation, to planning, procedure, and even healing, you can rely on our team! Contact us today to get started.