Dental Implants are a permanent solution for patients who are suffering from missing teeth. Also, they provide patients with missing teeth a restorative option that is designed to fit, feel, and function just like their natural teeth. In order to better understand dental implants please review the paragraphs below:
Before you undergo dental implant surgery you will need to have x-rays done in order to make sure that your jawbone is strong enough to receive the dental implant. Unless it is determined that you are in need of a bone graft then you will be able to schedule your next appointment to get the implant placed.
During surgery an incision is made into your gum tissue at the site of where the dental implant will be placed. Next the dental implant is drilled into the bone and once the dental implant is in position the gum tissue will get closed up. This gives your jawbone time to heal so the implant will fuse to the bone.
After surgery you may experience some mild discomfort and if so, you can take an over the counter pain medicine to relieve you of your discomfort. Also, if needed your dentist will prescribe you with some antibiotics. After surgery it’s important to practice good oral health care so you don’t develop infections.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
After learning more about the dental implant process and technique if you are interested in receiving dental implants then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our Thousand Oaks office to schedule your consultation.