Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Getting a dental implant is an effective way to replace a lost tooth. You may have lost a tooth due to disease or from an accident. Many choose to get a dental implant to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. You may be interested in dental implants if you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable, or want to keep your other teeth intact. Let’s discuss the ins and outs of getting a dental implant at our dental office in Taunton, MA.
Implants are posts that are surgically put into the jawbone, replacing the root of the missing tooth. The dental implant is made of titanium along with additional materials which are all easily accepted by the body.
Benefits of getting a dental implant
- Having a secure fit allows your implant to mimic the feel of a real tooth.
- Great Value-Your implant can last a lifetime if taken care of.
- They can help keep the jawbone from shrinking where teeth are missing.
What’s it like to get an implant?
Dental Implant Placement
Your dentist will locate where the implant will be set, using x-ray or other imaging equipment. The dentist will then set the implant into the jawbone. As usual, our dental office strives to provide a pain free dental experience.
Pain medication may be prescribed to help with any swelling or discomfort that you may experience after getting your implant.
The implant is now set in the bone in your jaw. In the following months, the jawbone will continue to grow around it allowing for a strong hold.
Placement of the Dental Crown
Your dentist will make a new tooth for you called a dental crown. This tooth will mimic the appearance of your real teeth and will look natural and fit in your mouth nicely. This new tooth will then be attached to the implant posts.
Regular dental visits are very important for the long term success of your new implant along with your natural teeth.
If you are interested in getting a dental implant from a dentist that specializes in pain free dental care, please feel free to contact us at our Taunton, MA dental office to discuss all your dental needs. Call (508) 822-9387