Posts for: May, 2019
Dental implants are an excellent option if you're troubled by missing teeth. The implants fill the gaps in your smile, make chewing easier and can even help you protect your oral health. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, offers implants and other services and procedures that help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are synthetic posts placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts are made of titanium, a metal that bonds to bone in just a few months. Implants serve as roots for your new teeth and must be securely bonded before your dentist can proceed with the next step.
As soon as bonding occurs, your Longwood dentist makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to create dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or resin and look just like the parts of the teeth that are visible above your gums. They're attached to the tops of the implants and are the final step in the restoration of your tooth.
Is implant surgery painful?
You'll receive a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure that you don't feel a thing. You may experience a little pain or discomfort for the next several days, but over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel much better.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer several advantages, including:
- Comfort: Your new tooth will feel just like your natural teeth.
- Biting Power: Because your crowns are anchored to your implants, your biting power won't be reduced.
- Improved Appearance: Implants fill the gaps in your mouth and prevent your teeth from shifting, which can be an issue after you lose a tooth.
- Better Oral Health: Shifting teeth may overlap, making it hard to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth. Implants also stimulate your jawbone and keep it from shrinking. Shrinking is a common problem after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost several teeth. It can cause you to eventually lose other teeth and may be a factor in facial sagging.
Are you ready to improve your smile with dental implants? Call your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.