Being able to flash a beautiful smile sends a message to the world that you are confident, you feel good about yourself, and that you are ready to take on the world. Sometimes do to circumstances that can’t be controlled, people lose their teeth. Missing teeth can be devastating, and bring about a lack of confidence. Missing teeth can also bring about a host of medical conditions. People that have lost their teeth, and are looking at the options that are available to restore their smile, but are looking for a solution that is more permanent than dentures should consider having a Dental implant procedure done.
Dental implants are intended to be replacements for a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth. The implant replaces the root of a tooth, which provides a sturdy foundation for either removable replacement teeth, or permanent ones. The implants are designed to look like natural teeth. If you are considering a Dental implant, you have two options to choose from. The most common type of dental implant is placed inside of the bone. The technical term for this type of implant is called Endosteal. Subperiosteal implants are actually placed on the bone. These types of implants are reserved for people who have diminished bone height, and who can not wear traditional dentures.
DO DENTAL IMPLANTS HURT?
The placement of tooth implants is an invasive procedure which involves the placement of a small post that is constructed of titanium inside of the bone socket of a tooth that is missing. The jawbone then has to be allowed to heal for anywhere from six to 12 weeks. During this time the bone actually grows around the metal post that has been implanted. A small connecting post is then attached to the implant once it is securely bonded to the jawbone.
It is only natural that the more you learn about dental implants and the actual process that you have to undergo that there would be some concern as to the amount of pain that might be involved, however most people report that there is less pain associated with tooth implants than having a tooth extracted. Generally any discomfort that is experienced following a Dental implant procedure is mild, and can be managed with medications that you can get over the counter like Ibuprofen or Tylenol.
IS THERE ANY SPECIAL CARE NEEDED WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS?
There is no special treatment required in regards to the care of dental implants. As long as you engage in good oral hygiene practices like brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing every day, and using a good antiseptic mouthwash, your oral health should remain in tact, and your Dental implant or implants should last you a long time.
Dr. Mher Grigoryan has a vast amount of knowledge regarding Dental implants, and have provided their patients with smiles that they can be proud of. The loss of one or multiple teeth can be a devastating experience, but the care, compassion, and workmanship of Dr. Mher Grigoryan, will not only give you a renewed sense of confidence, but will provide you with the comfort that you need throughout the Dental implant process.