Are you among the nearly 200 million Americans missing a tooth? If you’re missing teeth, consider dental implants to restore your smile and oral function. Call the team at Cromer & Cairns Dental in Vero Beach, Florida, or use the convenient online tool to book an appointment and find out if a dental implant is right for you.
Dental implants are titanium tooth root replacements inserted directly into your jawbone. A dental implant is the best option for replacing a missing tooth because it offers a restoration that looks and functions exactly like your natural teeth. Once an implant is placed in your mouth, it supports a dental crown, bridge, or dentures.
If you’ve been unhappy with your smile or avoid certain foods due to missing teeth, dental implants restore your self confidence and let you eat whatever you want. With proper care, dental implants are a solution that can last a lifetime.
The team takes all the precautions and steps to ensure your comfort for every dental procedure, including dental implants. Anesthesia is used during your dental implant surgery to ensure the procedure is pain-free.
After the implant is placed and the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some pain or discomfort for up to 10 days. Over-the-counter pain relievers help maintain your comfort during the healing process. Any swelling should go away within three to five days of your implant surgery.
After you’re under anesthesia, the Cromer & Cairns Dental team inserts the dental implant into your jaw. Afterward, your jaw requires several months to heal around the newly placed implant to ensure it is as strong as your natural teeth.
After the jaw has healed, you return to Cromer & Cairns Dental for a follow-up procedure with Cromer & Cairns Dental involving the placement of a dental crown, bridge, or denture over the implant to restore your smile and tooth functioning.
Dental implants are durable and last longer than any other form of tooth replacement. While many people experience discomfort or movement with traditional dentures, dental implants stay firmly in place.
In addition to providing a permanent and strong replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant prevents oral health issues associated with missing teeth.
For example, missing teeth result in other teeth moving into the gaps, which can cause misalignment. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and can result in tooth decay or gum disease.
Missing teeth also contribute to teeth grinding, clenching, or jaw pain. Dental implants ensure there are no gaps in your mouth to prevent your teeth from moving out of place.
To schedule a consultation and find out if dental implants can restore your smile and replace your missing teeth, call Cromer & Cairns Dental or schedule an appointment online today.