Dental Implants at Our Cary Dentist Office
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace your tooth. They actually replace the root of your tooth and we will fuse them with the bone.
Implants will also make dentures more stable by attaching the denture to the implant, which will make talking and eating much easier.
Dental Implants are also great because they will not affect any surrounding teeth. We will not have to reduce any of your other teeth or change them in any way. This means that your smile will be unaffected by the implants!
Ultimately, dental implants will make you feel better about yourself, allow you to eat what you want, and no one will know that you have them!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants typically have a lifespan of around 25 years with proper care. There are many factors that go in to effect when determining how long your dental implants will last:
- Regular dentist visits, brushing, and flossing
- Teeth grinding
- Biting down on hard objects
- How well the implant is placed by your dentist
Dental Implants FAQs
The recovery timeline for dental implants is different for each patient as each case is slightly different. Depending on the severity of your dental implant procedure it can be estimated that the recovery timeline is anywhere from a few weeks to up to 6 months.
Each patient has a different pain tolerance level as well as each case is specific for that patient, however most patients will have some pain and discomfort immediately following the procedure. Our dental professionals have developed a system to make the procedure as painless as possible for our patients.
It is important that you take good care of your dental health following a dental implant in order to keep your mouth clean and bacteria free. We strongly recommend a strict teeth brushing, flossing, and washing routine following any dental implant procedure. Your dental professional will help explain the required at home clean routine to you.
It is possible for joint replacements such as knee and hip replacements to set off metal detectors at the airport because of the surgical metals used in the operations. It is possible that the titanium used in most dental implants can set off metal detectors as well, but it is typically considered much more uncommon as titanium is more difficult to detect and the total amount of metal is so small.
Dental implants have a very high success rate and as modern technology continues to improve we can expect the failure rate to get even smaller than it already is.
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