What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth used when you have one or more missing teeth and either can’t have or don’t want dentures or other options. A dental implant works the same as a regular tooth, allowing for proper chewing and talking, and can resolve other problems caused by missing teeth. The implant can also restore confidence and a healthy smile.
A Dental Implant Consists of the Following:
Surgery may take one or more sessions, depending on the number of teeth missing and their location. We will take a 3D radiograph to allow for proper planning of the procedure.
Your recovery can be affected by the type of material used for the implant, but also by your overall dental health. The implant itself allows for it to integrate into the jawbone, acting as a new root, but may require several months to heal completely.
Once we have your post in place, we will attach the new artificial tooth or teeth. During the healing process, this may be a temporary tooth. Once the healing is completed, it will be replaced by the permanent tooth. During this time, you can expect some swelling, tenderness, bruising, and bleeding, which is entirely normal.
Advantages of a Dental Implant
Choosing to receive a dental implant at Aspen Dental has many advantages such as:
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Dental implants are an excellent means of restoring your smile by replacing one or more missing teeth. At Kherani Dental at Aspen, we will meet with you to assess your needs and determine if this is the right choice for you.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started on your way to a better smile.