Unlike bridges and dentures, implants won’t fall out. And there’s no need to have your teeth ground down to prepare for dental implants.
Because implants are attached to your jawbone, the artificial teeth attached to them don’t slip or move. They’re secure and feel natural.
You must have healthy bones and gums to support the implant in order to be eligible for this treatment. You also need to commit to good oral hygiene to keep your bones and gums in good condition.
Usually, a dental implant procedure involves two phases. During the first one, the implants are attached to your jawbone. Then there’s a waiting period of approximately two months to allow the implants to naturally bond with your jawbone. Eating soft foods are recommended during this time.
Once the metal anchors have bonded to the jawbone and tissues have healed, the second phase of your surgery begins. Your dentist will place the abutment or post to your implants. The abutment connects the implant to the replacement tooth.
Once the abutment is ready, the replacement tooth is attached and checked for proper fit.
Caring for them doesn’t require anything special since implants function like natural teeth. You need to brush and floss properly and maintain your routine dental checkups and cleanings. This way your dentist can monitor your implants and assess your bite as well.
The price of dental implants varies per situation. We recommend that you book a consultation so the dentist can examine your mouth and create a custom treatment plan for you. Then you’ll receive a cost estimate for your implants.
The consultation is also necessary for your dentist to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants and if this tooth replacement option is the most suitable for you.
Call us and we’ll assist you in booking an appointment at your preferred date and time.