What Is It Like to Get a Dental Implant?

Posted May 28, 2018 in Dental Implants

happy womans smile with healthy white teeth,A full and healthy smile can be one of the most confidence-enhancing features you can hope to have. Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you, and it can have a significant effect on their first impression of you.

Unfortunately, dental conditions are common, and many people find that they have teeth that are chipped, discolored, damaged, or missing altogether for a variety of different reasons.

These conditions can make you feel like you need to hide your smile, and by extension, part of who you are. Dental implants can relieve that stress and give you the healthy teeth you have been dreaming of.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an ideal procedure for patients who are missing teeth due to conditions like periodontal disease, cavities, or injury. Implants are inserted into the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. These replacements can restore your confidence to smile, speak, and eat comfortably in public. Aside from giving you a beautiful smile, dental implants:

  • Look and feel like your natural teeth
  • Are durable, reliable, and long lasting
  • Don’t sacrifice the health of your surrounding teeth the way traditional bridges do
  • Prevent further bone loss and gum recession
  • Are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to dentures

What Can You Expect With the Procedure?

Dental implants are placed in a two-step process. The first is the insertion of the implant, which looks very similar to a screw. This screw is placed directly into your jaw and, over the course of a few months, will bond with the bone to create a strong base for the replacement tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth can be worn to mask the appearance of the missing tooth. After the implant has bonded with the bone, the replacement porcelain crown is attached, and your smile is complete. Dental implants can improve the appearance of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire smile.

Take back confidence with your smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth that make you self-conscious, call Dr. Tomazin today at 951-686-3666 to see if you may be a candidate for long-lasting dental implants.