Dental Implants 101

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that delivers exceptional results. They are a wonderful restoration option that looks and feels just like the real tooth that you lost!

With the dental implant procedure, we’ll be surgically inserting a titanium screw into the jaw where the tooth root was. As you recover, your jawbone will fuse to the implant, creating a sturdy base. Then, we’ll top it with a restoration, either a crown, bridge, or denture.

What to Expect During Recovery

The dental implant procedure is oral surgery, so it will require some time to heal and feel normal again. You may experience some soreness of the gums, swelling of the gums and face, light bleeding, and pain. Everyone’s healing time is different and will depend on factors such as the number of teeth replaced, the health of your jawbone, and your personal health history and lifestyle.

We’ll give you specific care instructions before your treatment. In general, you’ll want to take it easy, rest, and eat soft foods for the first while after your procedure. We recommend foods like applesauce, smoothies, mashed potatoes, bananas, yogurt, soups, and pasta. Avoid drinking from straws and do not use tobacco products.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Complete recovery takes several months, but you’ll find that this time is completely worth it! You’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are the most natural solution available to missing teeth. In addition to being comfortable and realistic-looking, they’re durable and long-lasting.

Tooth Replacement in Tucson, AZ

In addition to dental implants, Artistic Dentistry offers a number of different restorative procedures to suit your needs. Ready to find out which one is right for you? Our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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