If you are missing any of your teeth, it can really have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Dental implants could be the solution you’re looking for. If you’re considering implants, you should make an appointment with our Greenville dental implants at James C. Blankenhorn DMD to see if you qualify as a candidate for implants.
Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many patients with teeth-loss. It is the most natural looking solution for teeth restoration. However, not everyone meets the criteria for candidacy for dental implants since it involves a surgical procedure. If you’re interested in getting dental implants to restore your smile, you will first need to be evaluated by a professional, experienced Greenville dental implants specialist for a consultation and evaluation. You need to find out if you qualify for the procedure and it’s also very important to understand what the procedure involves before you commit to it. The dental implant procedure involves surgery and anesthesia so if you aren’t able to deal with that, it would not be for you. If you do are going to get the procedure done, you should know what to expect. You’ll need a strong, healthy jawbone for the dental implants, which are acts as the foundation for the artificial teeth you’ll get. Depending on what your dentist finds, you might need to get a bone graft procedure first to build up your jawbone. The actual dental implant procedure is performed in two parts. During the first part, the implant dentist will cut open the gum to expose the gum. He then drills a small hole and places a titanium screw into the hole. The gum tissue is placed back, and it will take three to six months to heal. During the second part, the dentist uncovers the screw and adds the crown or artificial tooth. Upon completion, you’ll receive aftercare instructions and the recovery process will begin. The end result will be new and improved, gorgeous smile.
If you’re interested in implants, you should consult with our Greenville dental implants specialist. Call us to schedule your appointment today.