Dental Implant Fair Haven VT
A dental implant is a great choice for missing teeth replacement. For over 30 years, dental implants have been performed and proven that they are best for jawbone preservation. Missing teeth cause the jawbone to weaken and become thin. Using dental implants helps maintain the bone structure. Also, the jawbone offers a sturdy foundation which is why many patients prefer dental implants for teeth replacement. They are placed on the lower and upper jaw to replace one or more teeth. Essentially, a dental implant is a titanium tooth root. They are attached to the jawbone and once healed, a dental crown is placed on top using an abutment.
How will I know if I can get a dental implant?
Healthy patients are typically suitable but we will need to perform a thorough dental exam to confirm. As part of the exam, we will ask questions regarding your medical history. Some illness and conditions can prohibit the procedure due to risk of complications. X-rays will be taken along with mouth impressions. This helps to understand how the implant will be positioned and confirm the jawbone density. Depending on our findings, we will discuss the procedure or alternative teeth replacement options. Each patient will have a unique procedure to replace missing teeth. We will be sure to discuss your treatment in detail and answer your questions.
Does the procedure hurt?
The procedure itself is not painful. We use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After the procedure, you may notice swelling and mild discomfort. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication will help. These side effects fade within a couple of days.
How should I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants need regular dental care. Brush twice a day and floss daily while visiting us as usual. Dental implants can suffer from gum disease which is known as peri-implantitis. Left untreated, gum disease can cause dental implant failure.
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- Personalized, Gentle Care
- Where You Are Treated Like Family
- One Year Advanced Education in General Dentistry
- New Patients Welcome
- Over 20 Years Of Experience
- Quality Comprehensive Dentistry