How Dental Implants Can Give You Back Your Smile
Are you considering getting dental implants to replace missing teeth? Missing teeth often lead to aesthetic, functional, and psychological consequences.
Missing Teeth and Altered Facial Appearance
If you have ever noticed people with missing teeth, their face seems to sag, and their jaws appear recessed.
Tooth loss results in much more than the inability to chew and eat properly. When you lose teeth, the corresponding bone in the jaw is unused and slowly degenerates over time. Empty root sockets lead to weakened bone tissue, and eventually, the bone structure begins to wear away. Many patients appear older than they are due to sagging cheeks or jaws. This can take a toll on a person’s self-confidence.
In fact, even patients with traditional partials or dentures may experience some degree of sagging. Dental implants are the most supportive restorative option for promoting healthy bone structure. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or as a restoration for many teeth. Implants promote bone growth, reverse bone loss, and support facial integrity.
Call our dentist in Conroe, TX for an initial estimate of costs and time period.
Post-Procedure Dental Implant Care Tips
If you have had an implant procedure, Barker Dentistry and Implant Center recommends the following aftercare tips:
- As far as possible, do not eat until the local anesthetic has worn off. Avoid eating hot and very cold foods and drinks for a couple of days.
- You may experience some swelling or bruising after the procedure. This is natural and will naturally subside on its own. Place a bag of frozen peas or an ice pack on the swelling for ten minutes at most.
- The stitches will disappear within 2 to 3 weeks. If you feel uncomfortable, contact our dentist near you.
- Our dentist will prescribe painkillers or analgesics to keep you comfortable. You should ideally consume the first dose before the anesthesia has worn off. Please follow instructions regarding the dosage and frequency of pain medication.
If you have questions regarding dental implants in Conroe, TX, contact Barker Dentistry and Implant Center by phone, email, or through our website.