Whether you were recently injured in some sort of fight or accident, or if you lost a tooth due to extreme tooth decay, dental implants are a great solution to give you back not only your ability to chew again properly but your appearance as well. From understanding how dental implants work to understanding how to properly take care of them, this article will discuss three important things to know about dental implants.
The process for dental implants is a fairly lengthy one but you can rest assured that every step of the process is done with both accuracy and precision. After your tooth has been fully extracted and given ample time to heal, a metal rod will be surgically placed into your gum. This metal rod will act as an artificial root system. After healing for about two to four months, and as long as your gums have properly grown around the metal rod, you can now get a dental crown placed on top. The dental crown will act and look like your natural tooth and will give you the ability to properly chew as normal. Once the crown is in place, you are done with the process!
They are Durable
The best thing about dental implants is that they are known for being long lasting and durable. In fact, most dental implants last for a lifetime depending on your lifestyle and how well you take care of your teeth overall. When caring for your dental implants, make sure that you are brushing and flossing them just as you would with regular teeth because, just like with natural teeth, they are still susceptible to bacteria and decay.
They Feel Natural
Unlike dentures or some other dental procedures, dental implants are designed to both look and act like your natural tooth— meaning that you won’t even notice that it’s there unless you really feel around for it.
By understanding a bit more about dental implants, you and your dentist can make the right decision for you and your oral health. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sultan, contact our office today!