Are you missing teeth and it makes you feel self-conscious? Do you hide your mouth when you smile or laugh aloud? Is eating in public too embarrassing or difficult because of your missing teeth that you just avoid it altogether?
Dental Implants Could be the Answer
If your missing teeth cause you physical or emotional discomfort, dental implants could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Dental implants are false teeth surgically placed in the gum to look and act just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are virtually undetectable by others – only you’ll know they’re there!
Talk to Your Sunnyvale Dentist about Dental Implants
Dental implants correct many missing tooth problems. Whether you’ve lost teeth, had them removed, or they never grew in at all, dental implants can fill in the gaps to beautify your smile, restore functionality, and give you the confidence you need to smile wide again.
Dental implants aren’t for everyone, so you’ll need to discuss them with your Sunnyvale dentist to determine if they’re right for you. Good candidates for dental implants have overall good oral health as the implants need to adhere to strong, healthy jawbone. Your dentist will be able to tell you if dental implants are a good option for you.
Dental Implants – The Procedure
Dental implants require multiple sessions in the dentist’s chair. It’s a multi-step process that’s well worth the wait.
The first surgery places the implant in the jawbone. It’ll take 3-6 months for the jawbone to heal and grow around the implant.
During the second surgery, the surgeon places the abutment that will hold the artificial tooth in place. It will take 2-4 weeks for your gums to heal before the next step in the process can take place.
Finally, your dentist will attach the artificial tooth. It may take several more visits to your dentist to make adjustments during this phase to ensure a stable, pain-free bite.
Although the dental implants procedure is a lengthy one, the results are phenomenal. You’ll have a smile you won’t ever want to hide again, and you’ll be able to eat and talk as if missing teeth were never a problem, to begin with. Contact Dr. Hong at California Dental Specialty Group to find out if dental implants are right for you.