Dental implants can be one of the best ways to restore missing teeth. They provide natural restorations that can be easily used for more than 30 years. If you are considering using a dental implant, you may have heard some rumors about the process. Here are what we should know about the dental implants.
Is Dental Implant Surgery Invasive and Painful?
Absolutely not! Although dental implants do require oral surgery, modern technology makes them minimally invasive, as dentists are now using advanced dental surgical implant machine to do that for patients. Most dental implant patients are placed under local anesthesia and nitrous acid sedation. It takes only about an hour to place a dental implant, and most patients recover completely in just a few days.
Do Dental Implants Take Forever to Heal?
Dental implants do require a healing process, but this is not unreasonably long. The titanium of the implant must be bonded to the surrounding jaw and gums, which may take 3-6 months depending on the patient. However, there is usually no discomfort during the healing process and your daily life is not affected.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Price?
Dental implants are not cheap, especially when compared to dentures or bridges. Most insurance plans do not cover them, but they are definitely worth the price. This is because, with proper care, they can easily spend the rest of your life. Dentures need to be replaced every five years, and most bridges last only about 15 years. When you consider the final cost, dental implants will definitely be at the top.
Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
Dental implants actually require less care than dentures or bridges. Just make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, brush your teeth at least once a day, and visit Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care for a regular 6-month tooth cleaning and oral examination.
Don’t Dental Implants Look Like Your Natural Teeth?
Dental implants look completely natural. When building dental implants, Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Collado will use the existing teeth to match the shadows of the crown and skillfully shape it to fit the surrounding teeth.
However, porcelain implants are very resistant to staining. If the remaining teeth are stained after implant placement, your implanted teeth may appear whiter than the surrounding teeth. So please pay more attention to the health and cleanliness of your other teeth. Of course you can also make your other teeth be whiter with dental led whitening machine.