Dental implants are actually the ideal tooth-replacement option. But they might sound a little scary if you haven’t heard much about how they work.
How Does an Implant Work?
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is anchored into the bone in place of a missing tooth. After it heals into the bone, it acts just like a natural tooth root. A crown is attached to the top to complete your smile.
Is the Surgery Painful?
The surgery might sound uncomfortable to most patients. In reality, it is a simple procedure frequently completed with the help of a little local anesthetic. It goes by very quick, and most patients report little or no discomfort afterwards.
Your dental team will make sure that you have all the pain medication you need, just in case. By taking medication as directed, you’ll find that recovery is fast and not as painful as you originally thought it would be. Really!
Life with an Implant
Once it becomes part of your mouth, a dental implant will look, function, and feel just like other teeth. You could even forget that it’s there! Of course, it won’t have the sensitivity that natural teeth have, but you can still chew all your favorite foods with ease.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, your implant can benefit from the same care you show your other teeth. An implant should be brushed right along with other teeth and flossed at the same time, too. It’s very easy to take care of your implant!
Visit your dentist to find out more about how a dental implant can have a positive impact on your lifestyle!
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Timber Springs Dental
5444 Atascocita Road Suite 100
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