A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum. It allows a replacement tooth or bridge to be securely attached and it looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. If you’re missing one or more teeth, Zahnarzt Sendling Westpark can help you determine if a dental implant is the right option for you. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about dental implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant can give you back your smile and help you regain your confidence. But that’s not all; there are many other benefits associated with getting a dental implant. For starters, they are very durable and can last for many years if cared for properly. In addition, they don’t require special care; just brush and floss as normal! Finally, they look and feel like your own teeth which means no one will be able to tell the difference between them and your real teeth.
When Do You Need a Dental Implant?
There are several circumstances when it may be necessary to get a dental implant. If you have lost one or more teeth due to injury or decay, then getting an implant may be the best solution for restoring your smile. Additionally, if you have dentures that do not fit properly or are uncomfortable then getting an implant can provide better stability and comfort while eating and speaking.
The Process of Getting an Implant
Getting an implant involves several steps starting with X-rays so that Zahnarzt Sendling Westpark can assess your mouth structure and decide where the best place is for the implant to go in order to create a strong foundation for the replacement tooth or bridge. Then once the area has been numbed with anesthesia, the dentist will make an incision in your gums before inserting the titanium post into your jawbone where it will bond with your natural bone over time creating a strong foundation for your new tooth/teeth. After healing from surgery, which usually takes around 3-6 months depending on individual cases, patients will receive their permanent replacement teeth/bridge which is designed to match their existing teeth in size, shape color etc., giving them back their beautiful smile!
Dental implants are a great choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit well anymore because of how secure they are compared to traditional bridges or dentures as well as how comfortable they feel when talking and eating. Plus they look just like natural teeth! At Zahnarzt Sendling Westpark our team of experienced professionals can assess whether or not you would benefit from getting an implant based on individual needs so contact us today if this is something that interests you!