Dental Implants Lincoln RI
Dental implants are one of the more recent dental devices that have come available for the replacement of lost teeth due to tooth decay, gingivitis, or injury. These implants are replacements for the missing tooth root that serve as a foundation for replacement teeth that are made to match your teeth.
Dental implants become permanent because they are made to fuse with the jaw bone. They are durable, convenient, and the improve overall oral health because they don’t require the dentist to alter nearby teeth to support it.
When getting dental implants, your dentist will work with you to develop an individualized plan in coordination with your oral surgeon team to put together the best implant option for you. A small titanium post is placed in the socket of the missing tooth and is anchored securely in the jaw. It may take up to 3 months for the jaw to completely heal around it.
The dentist will attach a post to the implant once the jaw has completely healed, and will take an impression of your teeth. With that impression, a completely custom tooth will be made for you that will be attached to the post. Once it is all in place, the new tooth, or crown, will match in color and act the same as all your other teeth.
There is little pain associated with dental implants, and the dentist will make sure you are comfortable under local anesthesia. After treatment, most patients treat any soreness with over the counter pain relievers.
If you are in need of consultation on what dental work would be best for you, please contact us to get an expert opinion.