Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Ali can show you how dental implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution that is more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant. If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum. The presence of a replacement tooth root not only anchors the new tooth in place, it also protects against bone loss since it is seated into the jaw bone. Plus, the sooner you replace a missing tooth, the less likely your natural teeth are to shift out of place and create an unhealthy bite.
Dental implants are a long-term investment. Unlike other cosmetic smile treatments that may need to be redone after several years, dental implants can last a lifetime if they are well cared for. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.
Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile! Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and have a very high success rate. They are the technologically closest tooth substitute as compared to nature.
Post-Surgery: Dental Implant Procedure
Because of Dr. Mohamed Ali’s state of the art techniques and technology, recovery from dental implant surgery is typically minimal. Most patients do not require any pain medication on the second day after surgery.
After the dental implant is placed in the jawbone, a patient may experience the following:
- Swelling of the face and gums
- Pain at the site of the dental implant
- Minor bleeding
- Bruising along the gums and the skin
These symptoms should decrease the days following surgery. In the subsequent months, the dental implant will fuse to the jawbone. The implant will serve as a strong base for abutment teeth that will be inserted a few months post-surgery. Dr. Ali will track your healing progress to ensure that everything is healing properly.
Once the dental implant has fused to the jawbone, the abutment teeth will be inserted. This will yield natural and durable teeth that allow a patient to eat, smile, and laugh without hesitation.
To learn more about dental implants at our practice, contact Dr. Mohamed Ali today. All of your questions about the pre and post operation protocols will be answered, along with any additional inquiries about the dental implant process.
Dr. Mohamed Ali is a dental implant expert who can create beautiful and functional smiles. To learn more about how you can improve your smile, contact Dr. Ali’s dental team today.