Dental Implants – What You Should Know

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

Do you find yourself avoiding smiling and talking to people because you’re ashamed of your teeth? Are you missing some of your teeth, whether because of an accident or another issue? Do your dental problems make it hard for you to eat your favorite foods? Are you unhappy with your dentures?

Many people dream of having picture-perfect straight white teeth. Dr. Winston of Whittier Square Dentistry can give you an amazing and affordable smile with dental implants when you visit Whittier Square Dentistry.

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The Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to mimic the appearance and feel of natural teeth. They’re a root that is intended to provide teeth with the bridge support they need. Both permanent and detachable teeth will receive the appropriate level of support. Dental implants are safe to wear, and they’ve seen significant improvements in recent years.

The team at California’s Whittier Square Dentistry has extensive experience with implants. In fact, the professionals here have more than 20 years of combined experience. Our dentists will work directly with patients, providing them with the care that they need. Patients will receive a free consultation and have their teeth examined before the procedures begin. You can trust our team to provide the best possible treatment.

How Implants Work

Their purpose is to replace a missing tooth or severely damaged teeth. They may be recommended to people suffering from periodontal disease or have lost teeth for different reasons. If you don’t have the support that implants provide, your teeth can start to move inward. This can cause them to become crooked. Typically, implants utilize titanium screws.

Here is a dentist in Florida showing dental implant procedures

When a dentist performs implant surgery, the screws will be placed in your jawbone. Every implant will be able to hold one crown tooth. This means you’ll need multiple implants if you’re replacing more than one tooth. Your bone will eventually fuse with the screw, creating a highly secure attachment.

The screw will be installed first. Your dentist won’t fit a crown until after the bone, and the titanium has fused. You may have to follow certain eating restrictions while your teeth heal, then you’ll be able to eat like normal once your permanent crown has been placed.

Customized Dental Implants

Typically, if someone meets oral and general health standards, they’ll qualify. With that said, you’ll want your Whittier implant dentist to evaluate you before you start implant procedures. Your dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s customized for your needs. Scheduling a consultation should be your first step if you’re interested in implants.

When the process begins, a titanium screw post is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. Patients will then need to heal before the permanent crown can be placed on the titanium post. The implant and the bone will fuse during that time. Once this has happened, a small connecting post is used to secure the new tooth — also known as a crown. A crown will be designed to closely match the color of your real teeth.

During the procedure, patients will be treated with local anesthesia. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, but it should be mild enough to be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. You’ll want to check in with your dentist from time to time so that your implant can be inspected.

Dental Implants Brushing Teeth

Are You A Candidate

Ideally, someone who is having one or more teeth replaced with an implant should be in good health. The bone in a patient’s jaw will need to be healthy, and gum tissue should be in good health. If you have less than ideal jawbone or gums, Dr. Winston may be able to make adjustments.

When implants are installed, they’ll be connected to both the bone and gum tissue in your mouth. Dentists that specialize in this particular procedure are known as implant dentists. Naturally, you’ll want to see a dentist that has the right credentials.

If you work with Whittier Square Dentistry’s Dr. Winston Muditajaya, you’ll be in good hands. He is an Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He’s knowledgeable, experienced, and is capable of creating dental implants that mimic the appearance and feel of real teeth.

When you work with Dr. Winston, you can expect exceptional results. You won’t have to hold back smiles anymore. You’ll be proud to show off your teeth.

If you’d like to learn more about the process that Dr. Winston uses, check out this video. This video, coming from a dentist on the East Coast, will give you the information that you need.

The Success Rate Of Implants

According to reports, they are successful 98% of the time. As long as you practice good oral hygiene, brush and floss your teeth daily, and schedule appointments with your Whittier dentist regularly, they can usually last for the rest of your life. What makes them even better is that they genuinely feel like real teeth.

You will need to make sure you regularly see your dentist after your implants are installed. Your dentist will need to keep an eye on both your implants and your gums to make sure there aren’t any issues. As long as you follow instructions and they are monitored, they should last for a very long time.

Shades of Color For Dental Implants

What To Expect

Before the process gets started, your dentist will consult with you to make sure you’re a good candidate for implants. Your dentist will also determine the best type of implant for your needs.

When you work with Dr. Winston, you can expect him to develop an in-depth treatment plan for you before any surgery is scheduled. You’ll have the option of replacing one tooth or multiple teeth.

The Impact Implants Will Have On Your Life

You’ll be more confident than ever with your new dental implants. So many opportunities will open up to you. You won’t have to worry about taking out your dentures and putting them back in. You’ll be able to freely talk to people without having to worry about your dentures falling out. You’ll get more enjoyment out of food.

You’ll be able to make your life easier and boost your confidence. Who doesn’t want that? They will definitely make you feel good when you look in the mirror. You’ll find yourself smiling all the time.

If you want quality dental implants, or if you need other types of dental care, you shouldn’t take any risks. You should make sure you work with experts. Reach out to a Whittier implant dentist as soon as possible so that you can learn more about your options.