Are you missing one or more teeth? The dentists at Source Dental recommend dental implants that can help improve your appearance, oral function, and health! Are you interested in learning more about dental implants? Continue reading to find out about this tooth replacement treatment.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best way to restore a missing tooth. The treatment uses a screw-shaped device to replace a missing tooth. Implants are inserted into the jawbone and serve as an anchor for the artificial tooth, or crown, that will fill in the missing tooth.

Dental implants have several benefits, including:

  • Provide a natural and comfortable alternative to a missing tooth
  • Improve your chewing function
  • Improved chances of overall health for nearby teeth
  • Dental implants do not need to be removed and cleaned every night

Does it Hurt?

Getting a titanium screw put into your jawbone doesn’t exactly sound pain-free. However, patients can relax with the help of local anesthesia, which will completely numb the surrounding area before the procedure begins. With numbed nerves, patients will not feel any significant discomfort during the dental implant. Rest assured that dental implant surgery is extremely safe when performed by our team of qualified experts!

Recovery After Dental Implant

Did you know dental implant surgery is considered easier than getting your tooth pulled? In fact, most patients can expect to return to work the following day. Like any other surgery, it is common to experience some discomfort after the procedure. Expected signs include bleeding, bruising, swelling, and minor pain.

Getting a lot of rest and using an ice pack on areas with swelling can significantly help recovery. In addition, avoid eating hard foods that may cause unwanted stress on your teeth. Most patients can return to their regular diets after seven to ten days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help if soreness becomes persistent.

The average healing time for a dental implant is around four or more months. After healing, the implant will fully integrate with your jawbone and gums. Your dentist will prepare your restorative crown to give your tooth a natural finish!

Source Dental is here to help!

Are you looking to improve your smile with dental implants? Source Dental has proudly served the Durham region – including Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, and Brooklin – since 1985! Contact our office today by clicking here or calling 905-434-5757.