Are you self-conscious about your smile because you may be missing teeth? Dental implants may be the way for you to feel comfortable smiling as much as you want again. Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville MD offers this restorative treatment to its’ patients. Learn why many patients and dentists prefer this tooth replacement option over others.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
A dental implant offers people with missing teeth a permanent solution to filling that gap in their smile. A dental implant begin when your dentist installs a tiny post in the jaw onto which your Integrated dentist attaches a dental crown. The crown, created by your dentist with computer-assisted technology to resemble your own natural teeth in shape and hue, fills the gap left by a lost tooth and restores the appearance, health, and full use of your teeth. Research shows that, among patients, dental implants have the highest rate of post-procedure satisfaction of tooth restoration procedures because they look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth. Although the higher cost of dental implants compared to some other options can be a deterrent for some patients, their benefits make them well worth the extra cost to many patients.
Is It Painful?
One might argue that living with missing teeth can be more distressing and difficult than the implant process, what with it causing you to change your diet to soft foods and making you self-conscious about smiling. Dental implant surgery is a mostly comfortable procedure. It is minimally invasive and most patients report their post-procedure pain as little to none. The procedure can usually be completed in the same day in most cases. However, more complex cases may require several months to fully complete the implant process. Thanks to modern dental technology, same day dental implants are becoming commonplace for patients.
You’ll need to be evaluated by your Valley Dental Health dentist to see if a dental implant is right for you. If your jawbone is healthy enough, you will probably be able to have the implant process completed in one day. But, if the bone tissue is not healthy, you may need to undergo bone grafts to strengthen the bone enough to hold an implant. This necessity can increase the total cost of dental implants. However, while the price of an implant may be more than other options, the upside is that they do not require regular replacement or cause the eventual dental health issues that many of the other options can.
Once the implant is attached to the jawbone, it will naturally fuse to that spot over the next few months until it is stable and secure. After the site of the implant is fully healed, your smile will look and feel natural, allowing you to smile confidently.
Care And Cleaning
Implants are simple to care for as their maintenance is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Simply follow these basic oral health guidelines:
- Brush your teeth twice daily.
- Floss at least once daily.
- Work with your dentist to treat grinding or clench.
- Attend regular professional check-ups and cleanings with your dentist.
To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Cockeysville today, contact Valley Dental Health at 410.803.5587 or schedule an appointment online today!