Dental Implant Procedure
Battle Ground, WA
A missing tooth doesn’t just impact your smile. It goes deeper, attacking your confidence and self-esteem. Your face masks many emotions and is the first thing people notice about your personality. Thus, a missing smile can say a thousand words. If you are missing your natural teeth, and have lost quite a few over the past couple of years, perhaps it is time to consider dental implants. By scheduling an appointment at Excel Dental, with Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine, you can get examined for implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial teeth that perform the same functions as your natural ones. They can bite, chew, and look just as stunning as your former teeth. These implants rest on top of titanium roots surgically fitted into the jawbone. The two types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal. The first kind is fitted into the bone, while the second kind rests on the bone. Upon examination, the doctor might suggest either procedure depending on the strength of your jawbone. Dental implant materials will follow suit, depending on the recommended procedure.
What is Included in the Dental Implant Procedure?
The dental implant placement process includes the following steps.
|Examination of bone structure
|Placing the titanium screws
|Waiting for screws to fuse with the bone
|Placing of the abutment
|Placing the tooth
Dental implant placement is the final stage of the entire process. The procedure starts with evaluating the implants best suited to your bone structure. The first procedure follows, including the surgery, which inserts screws into the jawbone. Since dental implant restoration may involve tooth extraction, you must wait for your gums to heal before the teeth are placed on the abutments.
Dental Implant Recovery
Your doctor will advise you to rest following your dental implant procedure. Since your gums have experienced major surgery, they may still be sore from the entire process. Your recovery could last from a couple of days to weeks. It depends on how strong your jawbone and gums are. Since this is a long process, we advise that you take the rest required and contact the doctor if you feel anything out of the ordinary. Avoid eating hot and spicy meals post-surgery, as they can slow healing. Consume soft foods, drink plenty of water, and avoid carbonated beverages. Although you must follow proper hygiene after getting implants, go easy for the first few days. Brush gently and rinse your mouth with salt water.
Book Your Dental Implant Appointment Today
If you have missing or damaged teeth, it is important to contact the dentist as soon as possible. Missing teeth don’t just make you uncomfortable, they can weaken the surrounding teeth and jawbone. Dental implants are a great option if you have a row of missing teeth. They can bring back your bite, allow you to consume multiple food groups, and smile more confidently. Contact Excel Dental by calling us at (360) 369-3930 to book your appointment today and take your first step toward dental implants.