Our patients at Loftus Family Dental Sandpoint are quickly choosing realistic dental implants in Sandpoint over removable dentures, citing greater comfort and superior aesthetics.
It’s helpful to see dental implants as two pieces, the first being a metal post that anchors to your jawbone. The second piece is the custom crown that fits on top of the post, designed to look and feel like a natural tooth.
Dental implants’ durability and realistic looks have made them a popular option for an array of teeth issues, among them:
After a number of X-rays, your dentist will take molds of your mouth to plan the best fit. The implant process and projected results will be explained in detail, and any questions you may have will be answered.
Once your dentist numbs the implant area, a tiny incision is made to reach the jawbone. A small opening in the bone itself is created, and this is where the post implants. Over time your bone will strongly fuse around the post as it heals.
After the post heals, your dentist will attach a custom-made crown; you can expect a follow-up visits to ensure the most comfortable fit. Once satisfied, the crown will be attached permanently.
While not terribly invasive, dental implants are oral surgery which requires healing. Patients may experience mild to moderate pain that can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.
The first 24-48 hours following the surgery is best spent resting, and it’s reasonable to expect more complex procedures to extend this recovery time.
You’ll want to stick with soft foods for 7-30 days; your dentist will deem when it’s safe to resume normal eating habits. We also recommend you don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or drink with straws until fully healed.
When the best dental implants in Sandpoint are called for, premier experts at Loftus Family Dental Sandpoint deliver.