Dental implants are the number one preferred option for dentists and patients to replace missing teeth, simply because of their effectiveness. Dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth. As soon as you have them placed, you’ll notice how much better you’ll feel about your smile.
Not only are dental implants a safe and reliable means to replace missing teeth, but they are also the absolute best cosmetic dentistry option, giving you satisfying results for years to come. Dental implants will give you a full smile makeover, with trained professionals like Dr. Balle and Dr. Nguyen planning and executing the entire procedure.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts, similar in shape and function as an artificial tooth root. Once these are placed in the jawbone, your jawbone will heal, grow, and lock them into place.
The process varies from person to person. Balle & Associates will determine the best dental implants option for you. Typically, we’ll look at the healing time to determine options for treatment. Sometimes, your dentist will place the crown or teeth into the implants at the time of surgery. Other times, your dentist will wait to place them until your jawbone is fully healed.
Some patients have been able to use their new teeth immediately, whereas others may have a recovery period of as little as six weeks. Talk to your dentist about what you can expect from your dental implants procedure.