What Exactly Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are artificial replacements for natural teeth. Isn’t modern dentistry amazing?

A surgeon will carefully place the two parts of an implant—the tooth and root—into the patient’s jaw bone. The metal implant root will insert into the jawbone and the tooth will insert into the root to make a perfect replacement for natural teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Implants have a positive effect on ease of eating, self-esteem, oral health, and overall social comfort of a patient.

Because of their durability, many patients are able to enjoy these benefits for their entire lifetime. The patients also experience the convenience of a permanent solution, clearer speech, and a more youthful physical appearance.

Amazingly, dental implants are also able to help prevent further bone loss and decay.

What Is the Typical Healing Time?

The healing time from your procedure heavily depends on the complexity of the surgery, personal health, and whether bone grafting was required. The location of the operation typically heals within a few weeks; however, the whole healing process typically takes several months.

This is because the bone and your implant will fuse together over time, a process which occurs slowly and steadily. Once healed, the teeth, mouth, and face structure will experience a whole new support system.

Would I Benefit From Dental Implants?

If the decay, damage, and/or loss of teeth are putting a drain on your oral health, dental implants can be lifetime-lasting solutions for you. Contact us below to find a solution for you today.

How Much Does It Cost?

Because of their convenience and durability, dental implants are surprisingly cost-effective solutions when compared to dentures or tooth bridges. Contact us below to get an estimate today. The cost can vary with individual procedures depending on the complexity of operation needed.

At Perfect Smile Dentistry, we are proud to be your oral health consultant and put your oral health needs first. If we can help you learn more about dentistry options or schedule a consultation for you, contact us now or call us at 626-570-1818.