Losing a tooth is an experience that can be both physically and psychologically painful. Whether we like it or not, society has certain views on people with noticeably missing teeth. And this can result in a dramatic personality change for those now embarrassed by their smiles. Aside from the aesthetic issues, missing teeth pose a real danger to surrounding teeth, putting more pressure on them and making them more vulnerable to infections. Thankfully, Dr. Monti Harpalani and his team are proficient at placing natural-looking teeth implants at Vivid Dental.
Dental implants represent the best and most stable tooth replacement therapy available. Traditionally, people have to use dental bridges and dentures to replace missing teeth. However, there are certain drawbacks since our teeth continuously shift as our jawline changes over time. This means that dentures and bridges can begin slipping, and with removable dentures, they can be challenging to clean while preventing you from enjoying certain foods.
Dental implants represent a more permanent solution that functions like a natural tooth or teeth. The treatment involves a minor surgical procedure where Dr. Harpalani drills a hole into your jawbone. Of course, you’ll have different pain management options available that will allow you to tolerate the treatment comfortably. While this may sound a bit scary, once your implant is placed, it will then fuse with your oral bone structure.
This stabilization means that your implant will be a perfect fit after your brand-new crown is placed into the implant to complete your new tooth.
The recovery process may take a few weeks, as you’ll experience a bit of soreness which can easily be managed with pain medication. However, with proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits, the long-lasting results speak volumes. Dental implants allow you to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about your teeth falling out. Implants can even be used to anchor full dentures, meaning you’ll never have to remove them or worry about slippage.