Dental implants are used by around three million people in the United States. This figure is expected to rise by roughly 500,000 people every year. Implants are becoming more popular as an alternative to conventional dentures, crowns, and bridges. Dental implants are an artificial root procedure that serves as a permanent foundation for replacement teeth.
Nowadays, dental implants are the standard and successful long-term option for patients who have lost a set of teeth or have other dental issues. Dental implants are fast becoming the new norm because they function like a real set of teeth. If you are preparing to have a dental implant, contact our team at Keizer Family Dental to learn about the processes of dental implant surgery and more.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are highly recommended by dentists if you are looking for a treatment that is safe and secured especially when you smile, talk, or interact with others. In this treatment, a titanium implant adjusts to your oral structure, particularly to your jawbone, making it look natural over time. In this way, it creates a lasting foundation that prevents mishaps as compared to other dental treatments.
What to Expect
Our dentist or oral surgeon will do a thorough evaluation to identify the best dental implant treatment for you based on the state of your jawbone. X-rays, impressions, and matching the color of your teeth to make your implant seem as natural as possible are all part of this first examination.
Depending on your oral health state, you will choose how many teeth you want to replace with implants, which may necessitate extra planning with our other dental experts such as periodontists. We will also go through all of your medical issues and medications. Antibiotics may be required prior to surgery depending on your condition.
Procedure and Recovery
This treatment takes three parts to finish, and our dentists will assure you that it will be commenced successfully. If you still have a tooth that has to be replaced, our dentist will remove it before proceeding with the dental procedure. This can be done at the same time as the implant placement.
The procedure will then start once our dentists are done examining you. First, an implant post will be permanently attached to the jawbone. For the next step, the abutment and its components create a connection within the other set of teeth that is present in the mouth. In the last step, the crown made up of porcelain or zirconium will be attached and fitted accordingly.
It is normal to have some soreness following surgery. Bruising on your gums, swelling around your gums and cheeks, and discomfort at the implant site are all possible side effects but nothing serious.
After the procedure, you should eat soft meals to give your mouth a rest; eating hard foods could be painful.
If you want dental implants, or have any questions regarding them, please feel free to reach out to our experts at Keizer Family Dental by giving us a call at (971) 345-8563 to schedule your appointment.