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“Smile, please!” Do you ever feel shy or embarrassed when the photographer tells you to smile? Maybe you feel like your smile isn’t worth flaunting. Maybe that big wide movie star smile doesn’t feel like it belongs to you.
There can be many reasons for this: a chipped tooth, a cracked tooth, a missing tooth, or even an infected tooth. Having a smile that’s not up to today’s beauty standards can dampen your self-confidence and make you feel uncomfortable during social interactions.
If you can relate to these feelings, then we dentists in Concord CA have some good news for you. Advances in dental science and technology have produced the next level in teeth restoration — a dental procedure called dental implants.
A dental implant is a surgical titanium post placed into the jawbone and fused with the bone. Many professionals strongly believe that dental implants are the perfect replacement for a missing tooth because they are prosthetics that are closest to natural teeth in terms of appearance and strength. They protect and maintain your bone structure, oral health, and appearance. The best part is this procedure has a near-perfect more than 98 percent success rate.
Dental implants can be placed more easily when teeth had just been extracted. This is because generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss. Therefore, a bone replacement could get more complex as time passes. Our dentists and implant surgeons that provide dental care in Concord CA could present you with options so that you can make the most informed decision concerning tooth replacement.
The procedure is generally done under a local anesthetic and patients tend to feel discomfort post-surgery. In these situations, dental professionals recommend the patient hold a pack of ice over the swollen region so that the pain will subside. Some dentists might also recommend NSAIDs or pain killers depending on the patient's condition.
Though this procedure's success is significant, there is potential for minor complications like bleeding disorders, allergies, and infections. But those are rare and can be taken care of easily by a good dental professional.
If smiling during social interactions makes you feel uncomfortable because of the shape your teeth are in, then it’s high time that you get treated by your dentist. Dental implants can change so much for you, we say it’s about time you give them a go.
Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Or someone you know has missing teeth? Call us on (925) 689-2585 or schedule an appointment online for the best dental implants in Concord CA at the office of Dr. Julita S Patil, D.D.S.