Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option. Are they something you should consider? Asiri is happy to help you find out more.
Implants are tiny titanium screws that go into the jawbone where teeth used to be. They act very much like natural tooth roots. Once accepted by the surrounding bone, the implants will be strong enough to support a replacement tooth.
Dental implants do more than just fill in a gap in your smile. Like natural teeth, they preserve the spacing and alignment of the surrounding teeth and promote healthy tissue growth in the jaw bone. These are strong dental restorations that allow you to smile, speak, and eat as easily as you do with natural teeth.
Dr. Guzmán will assess your mouth and determine whether implants would be a good choice for you. He’ll use dental x-rays and other special imaging to examine the density of the bone in your jaw and consider how an implant would interact with the surrounding teeth. Dr. Guzmán wants to make sure you are healthy before moving forward with an implant to ensure it is successful.
Placing an implant isn’t as complicated as you might think. It’s a detailed procedure, but it’s low risk and the actual procedure doesn’t take long at all.
Getting an implant doesn’t typically involve lengthy treatment appointments. Rather, it requires multiple brief visits over the course of 5 to 6 months with simple placements . It’s just a matter of waiting for tissues to heal to be sure the implant properly fuses with the bone.
How long it will take for you depends on your health and healing ability, the kind of implant you’re getting, and whether or not you need bone grafting to prepare for the implant.
The entire process start-to-finish could take as little as five months or as much as a year.