What Will Be Placed inside the Mouth?
First, let’s break down exactly what dental implants are made of. They are a post made of titanium, which is placed carefully and accurately onto the jawbone, or mandible. They serve as a strong, sturdy anchor and replacement for the tooth root. If a tooth or teeth are lost due to disease, injury, or tooth decay over the years, usually only one or a few dental implants are needed. Porcelain implants are securely placed on top of the anchor and then you’re all set to go.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are several benefits to having dental implants. Many patients are concerned about appearance and functionality. We design our implants to follow the specific structure of your mouth and original teeth. This will enhance your original appearance naturally. In addition, implants will improve your speech while being functional and comfortable.
Once the implants are placed, they will become a permanent part of your mouth. Most patients pay less attention to them than they did their original teeth. With proper care, dental implants require very little maintenance because the materials used are durable and designed to last for many years.
In addition, dental implants can stop decay from spreading further into other teeth and surrounding structures. This can save you money on other dental procedures that could arise in the future.
Enjoy the Foods You Love
Individuals who are candidates for dental implants have been suffering for some time. Some have not been able to speak or smile comfortably while others have experienced pain and tooth sensitivity that has impacted their diet. Some people have avoided hot or cold liquids and foods.
Within six to twelve weeks of dental implant placement, the healing process is completed, leaving you free to indulge in your favorite foods and beverages. Dental implants are sturdy and can withstand some of the toughest foods. Don’t wait for your favorite holiday to roll around and miss out on the delicious dishes and beverages you love. If you want your implants placed and healed prior to the holidays, contact us today.