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Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog |

Implant dentistry Making your Smile Permanent

Implant dentistry Making your Smile Permanent

Fixing your smile can be stressful and Briggs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help with every step of the way. When you lose a tooth and root or have a broken tooth an implant is now the preferred option over a bridge or dentures, because they allow you to enjoy all the regular activities just as if those were your permanent and real teeth.

 

Dental implants have been gaining popularity because with the correct care they have a success rate of up to 98% and can generally last the Owner’s life. As long as the Patient has healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to work with then they are usually a good candidate for this treatment. Implants also don’t typically have any affect on the surrounding teeth and gums other than improving the structure. Depending on the condition and how many replacements are needed a dental implant or an All-on-4 procedure are both great options for consideration.

 

Like other procedures there can be some discomfort associated with a dental implant. The most common post procedure concerns are bruising, swelling and sensitivity, but improvement can generally be seen everyday. When the tooth and root are removed an anchor screw gets put in place with a temporary prosthetic tooth during healing. The healing time depends on how many teeth are being replaced, but once ready then the permanent crown is added. During the duration of this healing it is important to be very conscientious of your eating, brushing, and any other activities that could be disruptive to this process.

 

Along with your other teeth, implants still require regular check ups, daily brushing, and flossing to keep them clean and plaque-free. Insurance doesn’t always cover these procedures, but we can customize a treatment plan and schedule that will work with your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you are considering dental implants. You deserve the best smile possible, and Briggs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has all the right tools and experience to make it happen!

 

 

 

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_implant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-on-4

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