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Everything You Need to Know About Getting Dental Implants

Posted by DR.KOSSI on May 17 2021, 12:19 AM

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Dental Implants

In 1952, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon named Per-Ingvar Brånemar drilled a titanium screw into a patient’s jaw bone and created the first version of what dentists now call dental implants. 

In recent years, dental implants have become the go-to solution for a variety of prosthetic dental procedures. In this blog, we will be taking a closer look at everything you need to know about dental implants, their advantages, and how to care for them.

When Are Dental Implants Required?

A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is screwed in place and allowed to fuse with your jawbone over a period of a few months. When fully fused, the implant works as a base for the placement of artificial teeth, dentures, and bridges. 

Here are a few scenarios when a dental implant is the best solution:

  • You are missing one or more teeth
  • Your oral structure doesn’t allow you to get dentures
  • Your tooth root is severely infected or damaged 
  • Your jawbone is receding
  • You are experiencing changes in facial features due to dental issues that affect the jawbone and your teeth. 

What Are Their Advantages?

Dental implants offer plenty of advantages. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable ones:

  • They are durable: Dental implants are highly durable and can easily last longer than a decade.
  • They improve appearance: Dental implants provide a natural structure to your jaw and improve the overall appearance of your face.
  • They increase self-esteem: Dental implants give you your smile back and improve your confidence.
  • They restore oral functionality: Dental implants help restore your ability to chew foods just like you would with your natural teeth.

Is Getting Dental Implants Painful?

No, getting dental implants is not painful. Our top dentists at Smile City Dental will make sure you feel no pain by administering a local anesthetic before your dental implant surgery. 

The only discomfort relating to getting dental implants may occur a few days after the procedure but it can be controlled by administering specific medication. 

How Do You Care for Dental Implants?

Dental implants require the same type of care as natural teeth, meaning you need to brush, floss, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash, as well as visit your dentist for regular dental checkups.

Dental implants are one of the greatest innovations in the field of dentistry and offer many advantages and added convenience. At Smile City Dental, we know all about them and would be happy to walk you through your options. 

To find out more, contact Smile City Dental at (661) 252-8888, book an appointment online, or visit us at 19366 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91351.


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