Dental Implants-The perfect replacement for your missing teeth

Dental Implants-The perfect replacement for your missing teeth

Posted by Julita S. Patil on Apr 9 2021, 11:04 AM

Ever felt shy when the photographer tells you to smile wide? Ever skipped a social function or a group photo because you are embarrassed to flaunt your smile? There can be many reasons behind this - a chipped tooth, a cracked tooth, a lost tooth, or even an infected tooth. Having a smile not up to today's beauty standards can take a toll on your self-confidence and make you feel uncomfortable during social interactions. If you can relate to these feelings, then we've got some good news for you.

Dental science has developed drastically, and technology just revolutionized Dentistry to the level that it is possible to restore lost teeth with a dental procedure called Dental Implants.

Dental Implant

A Dental Implant is a surgical titanium post placed into the jawbone and fuses with the bone. A lot of professionals strongly believe that dental implants are the perfect replacement for a missing tooth. Through this procedure, one can obtain the closest version of the natural tooth in terms of appearance and strength. The best part of this procedure is that it has more than a 98 percent success rate, unlike any other dental specialty.

The procedure is usually done under a local anesthetic. Typically, patients who get dental implants tend to feel discomfort post-surgery. In these situations, dental professionals recommend the patient to hold a pack of ice over the swollen region so that the pain will subside fast. Some dentists might also recommend NSAIDs or pain killers, depending on the patient's condition.

However, there are possibilities for minor complications like bleeding disorders, allergies, and infections after a dental implant procedure. But those are rare and can be taken care of easily by a good dental professional. 

Why Dental Implants?

  • To gain back your lost confidence.

If smiling during social interactions makes you feel uncomfortable because of a damaged or lost teeth, 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. 

  • To have a healthy oral cavity.

The health of your teeth affects your whole body. When they're healthy, you're healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech, and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain.

  • To prevent bone-loss

Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That's the natural consequence of missing teeth – the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss. Dental implants are more easily placed when teeth are first extracted because bone replacement becomes more complex as time passes. The great news? Implants act just like your natural teeth and safeguard and preserve your bone structure, oral health, and appearance. 

Once you visit your dentist in Concord CA, your dentist and the implant surgeon will provide you with options so that you can make the most informed decision concerning tooth replacement.

Do you or someone you know have a missing tooth? 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.

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