One of the most amazing advances in dental technology is the modern dental implant. At Dental Design Studio we are now often able to restore a beautiful smile the same day the dental implant is placed. Dental implants are useful for individuals who have lost a single tooth or even all their teeth as a result of decay, disease, trauma etc. Implants are basically like artificial roots that are fixed in place of a lost tooth in order to hold a replacement tooth and thereby restore one’s natural appearance and smile. Because, they are positioned and fixed into the jaw, beneath your gums, they provide strength and support to the replacement or artificial tooth, dentures, or a bridge. It’s like getting a new tooth! And don’t worry, the procedure is relatively painless and quick.
As hard as it may be to believe, the actual procedure of placing the implant into the bone is quite painless. Soreness typically lasts about 24 hours for a single implant, possibly a little longer if there’s more. Because the gums are cut and there is exposure to the bone, good oral hygiene is critical, healthy gums and bone tissue are required to hold the implant in place. Made of titanium which is bio-compatible and thus well accepted by the body, these implants also support the jawbone and other facial tissues to maintain their shape and appearance. Apart from the cosmetics, more importantly dental implants restore normal function of the teeth so the individual can eat, chew and talk just as they could with their natural teeth.