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Missing teeth is surely nothing to smile about. Not only is the look less-than desirable, but overall function is diminished significantly. When both the tooth and the root are damaged, dental implants are a smart and strong solution to restore your smile into something spectacular.
Unlike dentures that often make patients uneasy or uncomfortable, a permanent solution that is fixed to the jaw gives patients peace of mind, thanks to the unmatched stability and usability dental implants provide. No worries to speak of about slipping, difficulty speaking, chewing, or even smiling, as dental implants function just like real teeth. Yes, the implantation is a surgical procedure, so every step is taken to ensure safety, and the end result is remarkable.
Those who are already missing teeth or need them removed will feel confident once again when their dental implants are expertly attached. If you are a good candidate, the outcome will be beyond your wildest hopes and dreams. A “natural” smile will be yours again…thanks to advancements in dental technology and artistry.
My Teeth Are Decaying And Some Are Falling Out! What To Do?
Tooth decay due to infection is something patients often deal with, and when it gets to a point where the teeth cannot be salvaged, a complete removal is a solution that helps clear the area from further damage and the spread of harmful bacteria. If your teeth are already missing, there is no going back, so getting these spots free of decay is incredibly important. Once we have determined that your gums are good to go, we can assess if you would benefit from dental implants. Since they attach to the jaw directly through titanium posts, it is imperative that we are sure your bone structure is satisfactorily strong enough to hold the structures safely. Screenings including x-rays will aid in this process, and if all looks good, the process can begin.
What Happens Once The Dental Implants Are In? Will The Pain Be Unbearable? Will I Be Bedridden?
We understand that patients have plenty of questions and concerns. The process seems intricate and involved. Thanks to our training and the routine nature of attaching dental implants, it’s not as alarming as it may seem. During your dental implant procedure, we will talk you through all the steps along the way and make sure your comfort level is adequate. We can numb the area so you only feel pressure, and we have found that most patients experience very little discomfort post-treatment. In fact, patients can expect to return to work (or whatever it is you do) the very next day! If you do feel any level of pain post-treatment, we typically treat with either over-the-counter pain meds or a prescription (or a combination of the two). Never fear, you will be in good hands with the Westerville Dental Associates team and you won’t have to worry about excruciating pain whatsoever. No matter what you’re seeing us for, we keep pain and discomfort to a minimum, if you experience any at all.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Dental Implants…Aside From The Obvious?
Naturally, your dental implants will restore your smile back to something you are proud to share with the world. Missing teeth will be replaced by natural-looking “teeth” that are firmly implanted to the jaw so they are super strong and functional. You will be able to do all the things you once did effortlessly, like biting and chewing, speaking clearly, and smiling with complete confidence. In addition, dental implants help protect the surrounding teeth from shifting, loosening, etc. They also aid in the prevention of further bone loss and gum deterioration, as well as facial collapse (sunken-in look) due to jaw shrinkage. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent, look amazingly natural, and won’t budge a bit when you bite. Only you will know your teeth are not your own, but you will be so thrilled, you’ll probably share your “secret” with friends and family!
How Do I Properly Care For My Dental Implants?
Consider your dental implants just like natural teeth. Brush and floss twice (or more) daily, and never use your teeth as “tools” to open bottles or something of the sort. Steer clear of super-sticky or chewy snacks, just to keep them in good condition. Most folks will never need a replacement, so consider your dental implants yours for life. We always recommend that you keep up with regular dental check-ups for cleanings, care, and maintenance.
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants and to find out if you are a good candidate to get them? We welcome you to come into our office for a consultation. Give us a call at 614-882-1135 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon and perfecting your smile!