A dental implant is an artificial root for a replacement tooth or bridge. It is placed in the jaw to hold your tooth or bridge in place. They are an option if you have lost teeth through an accident or injury or because of periodontal disease.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two types of dental implants: Endosteal (in the bone) and subperiosteal (on the bone) implants. Endosteal is the most commonly used type, and is surgically placed on the jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are often used with patients who do not have enough height to their jawbone.
Truth About Dental Implants
Dental implants are very successful with a 98% success rate. With proper care they should last you a lifetime. There are many advantages to getting dental implants including:
Even if you have experienced discomfort from dental treatments in the past, most people that have undergone the procedure for dental implants say that they experience very little pain. Any discomfort after the fact can be treated with over the counter medication such as Tylenol. The total healing process for the procedure is about six to twelve weeks.
After completion, care for implants is the same as care for real teeth: brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups with the dentist.
How Get Started
Enjoy natural looking and healthy teeth with the help of dental implants from South Sound Dental Care. Give us a call today for a free consultation at 253-473-4303.