Implants are an option to consider if you are missing one or more teeth and want to have a natural smile once again. Implants also function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat and talk like you normally would. However, there might be a few questions that you have before visiting a Niles dentist to have exams completed as well as X-rays to determine the best treatment for your mouth.
The dental implant process is used to replace missing teeth. This is not like dentures that can be removed during the day and at night. It’s a permanent option to consider as the implant is placed in the jaw bone, making it look and function like a natural tooth. There are several benefits of dental implants. One is that your appearance improves because you won’t smile with teeth that are missing. Since dentures can sometimes slip while you’re talking or missing teeth can create a whistling sound while you’re talking, implants will offer a positive impact on how you speak. You’ll feel more comfortable with implants in your mouth instead of feeling empty spaces where teeth should be along with feeling a bit more comfortable without dentures shifting and slipping. It’s easier to eat with implants instead of missing teeth or dentures.
The implant process begins by the dentist preparing the jaw bone to receive the implant. It takes a few weeks for the jaw to heal once the implant is placed. Once the bone is healed and the crown is positioned, the implant won’t move around or make any kind of noise. Implants often last for the rest of your life as long as you take care of the rest of your teeth and gums, brushing and flossing at least twice a day to prevent decay. Dental implants are a safe option for most people, especially those who have healthy teeth and bones.