Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace the missing teeth in your smile. They are strong, and taking care of them is easy. In fact, with proper care, your implants will give you a winning smile for a lifetime.
The process involves placing titanium posts directly into your jawbone. The human body reacts well to titanium, and the bone in your jaw will grow around the implant. This will result in two things: First, the implants will be very sturdy in your mouth, and will not shift out of alignment. Second, As the bone grows around the implants, it will become stronger, and you will not suffer the loss of jawbone associated with missing teeth.
Most patients will have to wait until the bone has sufficiently grown in around the implant before the replacement teeth can be placed on the posts, although in some instances the new teeth can be placed the same day. These new teeth will be crafted to match the look of the rest of your smile. Once the implants are in place, you will be able to brush and floss them just as you do your normal teeth.
The biggest factor in the success of your implants is your commitment to their care. You will need to carefully follow your dentist’s instructions regarding follow-up visits and aftercare. You will also need to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, and see your dentist for your routine visits. If you use tobacco, alcohol or drugs, and you aren’t willing to make changes to your lifestyle, your implants may fail.
If you are considering implants to improve your smile, you should have a conversation with our dentist, Dr. Jade Moellendorf. If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, and would like to make an appointment at iSmile, call phone today.