Understanding Dental Implants

Posted .

Are you unsure about what to do with your missing tooth? If so, it may be time to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can help you if you need a tooth replacement or restoration. Dental implants appear just like a regular tooth would. They are durable and functional, just like normal teeth.

The implantation process begins with your dentist or oral surgeon surgically implanting a special post inside your jawbone. This post will support your replacement tooth by acting as its root. The longest part of the implant process is the healing period. The jaw bone can take a few weeks to fully heal around the post. During this time, your dentist may recommend a diet of softer foods to help your mouth heal correctly.

Once your jawbone has healed, your dentist will create a replacement tooth that is specialized and fit for success. After the replacement tooth is created, your dentist will secure it into place restoring your smile.

Don’t be afraid to implant something new. Talk to your dentist about dental implants and see if they are right for you. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 912-354-9541. We are here to help you obtain a positive oral health.