Are You Missing Any Teeth?
If the answer is yes, dental implants may be for you. In this blog, we’ll go over how dental implants nurture your smile and boost your quality of life. We’ll also compare dental implants to dentures to help you decide which choice is right for you.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
First, a small post is placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. During the healing process, the jawbone will grow around this post and secure its position. Once the post heals, a crown will be placed on top. This crown will be molded just for you and it will match your bite perfectly.
A dental implant will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. It will also match the color of your natural smile.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Your Beaverton TenderCare Dentist will prepare you for your dental procedure beforehand and guide you through the process during to make it as comfortable as possible. Numbing medication and anesthesia will make the surgery go by virtually painless.
If your dental implant feels sore during the healing process, over-the-counter pain medication will help to ease pain. We’ll also schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure everything is healing properly and talk with you about any questions or concerns.
How Do Dental Implants Nurture Your Smile?
A dental implant will improve your overall oral health. Your teeth fit compactly in your mouth and each has a designated space. When one tooth is missing, it can slowly displace surrounding teeth. Correcting a missing tooth early on will lead to less impact in the long run.
When you’re living with a missing tooth, daily challenges can arise. A missing tooth can cause problems while you’re eating food or simply pronouncing speech. When you replace a gap in your smile with a dental implant, you’re improving the function of your mouth.
Missing teeth can make you want to hide your smile. Filling in a gap can have a positive impact on the way you feel about the appearance of your smile and your overall self-esteem. We’re here to help you nurture your smile and restore confidence!
Dental Implants or Dentures?
If your gums and jaw are healthy, dental implants are a great solution to dentures. If not fitted properly, partial dentures may cause decay in surrounding teeth. Full dentures secured with denture adhesive can be sticky and prone to sliding out of place. Dental implants are durable, and with a nearly 100% success rate, they are made to last a lifetime. They are permanently placed, so you never have to worry. You brush, floss and care for them just like regular teeth.
If you’re ready to restore your smile, we’re always here for you. Call (503) 643-4719 to set up a consultation with your Beaverton TenderCare dentist, or request an appointment online.