Getting Implants? What To Expect

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Has your dentist told you that you are a good candidate for dental implants? If you are suffering from the embarrassment of a few missing teeth, implants can be the answer. Here is some information that you can use to prepare yourself for getting dental implants.

What Are Implants?

Implants are replacement tooth roots that are embedded surgically into the gums. They will protrude out where the teeth used to be. There are permanent and removable implants to choose from. Removable implants are screwed on to the part sticking out. Permanent ones would be glued into place. 

What Are The Benefits Of Implants?

Implants are an alternative to having dentures. With dentures, there is the worry of the piece slipping out of place, causing you to slur words, feel discomfort, and have trouble eating. Implants act like your own teeth. There are no adhesives to worry about, and they are virtually undetected. They can improve your self-esteem and the appearance of your teeth. Since they are durable, they will last for many years. If you take good care of them, they can last a lifetime.

Picking Out The Teeth

The teeth made for implants are made from porcelain. They are made to look just like real teeth, so you will need to match the size and color to your existing teeth. You will need to look at a color chart and some samples to figure out what type of smile you would like. Altering the shape of the tooth, even slightly, can give you a different look. This is done with a computer model of your face on a computer. You can have a family member help you pick the perfect look for you.

What Can I Expect From The Procedure?

When you decide to go ahead and get dental implants, you will need to have an evaluation to make sure your gums are healthy enough to withstand the surgery. If they seem to be alright, you will have a surgical procedure done to have them placed. You will need to have anesthesia to help avoid pain.

After your implants are in place, existing bone will fuse to them making them permanent. The teeth will be applied after the implants are in place and your gums have healed. Healing will take a few days. You will need to take care of your new teeth the same as your real teeth by brushing flossing and having regular cleanings. Consult a professional, like Marc E. Segal, D.D.S., for more information.


17 November 2014

The Reasons Why You Should Get A Root Canal

Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.