Dental implants have gained popularity in recent years for their realistic appearance and longevity. They are also the only permanent solution for a missing tooth or several missing teeth.
The dental implant is a tiny biocompatible titanium screw that fuses with your jawbone, mimicking your tooth root and providing an anchor for a prosthetic tooth. While this may sound complex and involve surgery, it is a routine, minimally invasive dental procedure with a high success rate.
If you are a candidate for dental implant surgery, learn why you shouldn’t be nervous about this life-changing procedure.
1. You Receive a Thorough Consultation
At TruBlu Dentistry, we know how important your smile is to your oral and overall health, as well as your self-confidence. At our dental office, you receive a thorough oral examination, and digital images are taken of your mouth to assess your jawbone density.
Your dentist can explain the stages of the procedure and address any concerns you may have about the surgery and post-op recovery.
Your dentist can also discuss your dental implant options. Your choices depend on the number of teeth you are missing and whether you need a single implant, an all-on-4 dental implant, or an implant retained denture.
2. Dentist’s Expertise
Experienced dentists have had years to perfect their techniques by working with patients with varying dental phobias, medical histories, and oral health conditions. Our dentists know how to put you at ease, restore your smile and renew your confidence.
Because of the advancements in dental technology, the surgery takes less than two hours.
3. Precise Surgery and Advanced Technology
The details of your surgery are mapped out with the help of X-rays and CT imaging. The dentist uses the images to determine the exact location of the dental implant.
4. Dental Implant Surgery Can Be Performed With Local Anesthetic
Your dentist numbs only the implant site and the surrounding tissues before placing the dental implant into your jawbone. At TruBlu Dentistry, we also offer DentalVibe for our nervous patients. This innovative tool vibrates, so you don’t feel the injection. It also helps administer the anesthetic quicker, so you spend less time in the dental chair.
5. Minimal Postoperative Discomfort
Thanks to pre-planning and advanced implantation techniques, there is minimal tissue disruption after dental implant surgery. You may experience some local discomfort due to slight inflammation, but the risk of infection is minimal. An over-the-counter pain reliever is usually sufficient for discomfort.
6. High Success Rate
The dental implant site takes about 3-6 months to fully heal; then your dentist places the abutment (a connector), which takes about 4-6 more weeks to heal before attaching the dental crown.
Dental implants have a success rate of 97% and can last a lifetime. However, due to wear and tear, the dental crown will need to be replaced in approximately 15 years.
Contact TruBlu Dentistry to Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth and want to discuss your options for restoring your smile and oral health, call us at our Burbank or Hegewisch locations to book your consultation.