Dental implants are both functional and aesthetic dental treatments that recover teeth that were lost due to decay or fractures. Implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium or titanium alloy screws (can be ceramic as well) that are placed inside the drilled holes on the bone. They serve as supports for dental prosthetics.Learn More
After your jaw development is complete (around age 16-18), if you are overall healthy, your oral health is in good condition (no gum diseases), and your bone structure is robust enough; and you are missing a tooth, you are a good candidate for dental implant.Book your consultation
The outcomes of Dental Implants can be analyzed in three main categories: health-related, aesthetical, and psychological.
Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. This can help to improve your overall oral health and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
Missing teeth can cause embarrassment and insecurity, leading to a lack of confidence in social and professional settings. Dental implants can help to restore your confidence and allow you to smile, speak, and interact freely.
When you are missing a tooth, you feel self-conscious and avoid smiling, laughing and perhaps even talking. With implants, you can get past the embarrassment you feel due to your missing tooth, and can gain your self confidence back.
During the first week of the dental implant recovery process, you can expect to experience some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the presence of the dental implant. You might experience soreness during the first week. Your gums and mouth may be sore for the first few days after getting a dental implant. This is normal and should go away on its own within a few days. You may find it difficult to eat at first because of the soreness and the presence of the dental implant. Stick to soft foods and cut your food into small pieces to make it easier to chew. You may also find it difficult to speak at first because of the dental implant. This should improve over time as you get used to the implant. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene while healing from a dental implant. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use floss threaders or a water flosser to clean between your teeth and around the implant.
After the early stages of the dental implant recovery process, you can expect the dental implant to become more stable and comfortable as your mouth adjusts to it. Decreased soreness; as your mouth adjusts to the dental implant, you should experience less soreness and discomfort. Improved eating and speaking; as your mouth becomes more accustomed to the dental implant, you should find it easier to eat and speak. Improved appearance; as the dental implant becomes more stable, it should look more natural and blend in with your other teeth. You will continue to have follow-up appointments with your dentist to check on the progress of your treatment.
After meeting with your dentist at their office during your consultation you express your expectations and the dentist checks the condition of your teeth. They will inform you about their professional opinion while taking your expectations and the condition of your teeth into consideration. Then, photos of your teeth will be taken for a 3D simulation. The size, model and color can be decided by you, and you can even choose the color from the tooth color chart. After deciding, on the first operation day teeth will be scraped and if there is a need for an extraction it will also take place on the first day. Temporary veneers will be put on and your dentist will prescribe you with painkillers and antibiotics. You will stay at the hotel for about 4-5 days. During your stay you will be visited by a wellbeing specialist, and if you’re having any problems your dentist will be contacted. After these 4-5 days, your permanent veneer will be applied and it will be all done.
Your dentist will provide you with instructions on do's and don'ts at first, but;
After the dental implants procedure, you need to keep good oral hygiene.
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