Your smile is one of the first things that people notice. If you’re missing a tooth, it can affect your bite, speech, and smile. You may also experience headaches and pain associated with missing teeth. The good news is that dental implants can act just like your natural teeth and alleviate pain while improving your smile. If you’re missing a tooth, dental implants might be the solution for you.

Why should I choose dental implants?

There are a number of different options to replace missing teeth. Anyone can be a candidate for implants, regardless of age. X-rays will be the best way to determine if your jaw can accommodate dental implants. Implants act just like your regular teeth, so they are a great option for anyone considering implants. Your dentist and oral surgeon will provide you with multiple options so that you can make an informed decision concerning your tooth replacement.

What is the surgical process?

The surgery takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes for one implant and just a couple hours for multiple. Once you are comfortable, the surgeon will gently insert the titanium implant. The healing process varies from person to person and may depend on the location and number of implants.

Do dental implants stain like regular teeth?

Dental implants are designed to prevent staining, but if your implants are damaged or not taken care of stains can still occur over time. The best way to prevent staining is to take care of your dental implants just like you would regular teeth. Be sure to talk to your dentist before the implant procedure so you can understand proper care for your implants.

Interested in dental implants?

If you are interested in dental implants, contact The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to setup a consultation and learn more. We want you to make the best decision possible for your smile!