What are dental implants?
Simply stated, dental implants are titanium
cylinders that are permanently placed in the jaw bone. The implants provide the
support for the replaced teeth. They are permanent and very successful.
Why should you consider dental implants?
Implants are affordable and permanent. Unlike
dentures, once the implants are in, you can forget them. When you consider the
ease and affordability of implants, there is no reason to live with missing
teeth or loose dentures.
What are some of the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer the next best option to
your teeth. They look and feel like your natural teeth. They improve the
appearance of your mouth and smile. With dental implants, you are not
restricted to certain foods and can eat corn on the cob and chew gum. Dental
implants also reduce the bone atrophy and shrinkage that is common with lost teeth.
Who will place a dental implant in my mouth?
A periodontist, an oral surgeon, or an
implantologist are all qualified to place dental implants. Once the implant is integrated in the bone, Dr. Milligan will complete all necessary restorative procedures to the implant that extend above the gum, so now you have solid teeth again!
Is dental implant surgery painful?
No. Local anesthetic is used during the
procedure to eliminate pain. After surgery, you may feel a bit sore for a day,
but the pain and discomfort is minimal.