Fort Worth, TX
Dental implants are fixed in place of a missing tooth for strengthening the gum and teeth structure. People might lose a tooth or teeth through various means, and it is important to help these people to regain their smile as quickly as possible. Moreover, broken and chipped teeth can cause discomfort and issues chewing food effectively in certain cases. Therefore, dental implant surgery is recommended from HomeTown Dental at Alliance to help restore real tooth-like appearance and usability.
Why are Dental Implants Recommended?
Dental implant surgery is recommended when one or more teeth are missing from the jaw socket. Patients with healthy oral tissues who do not wish to wear dentures can opt for this implant surgery.
How are Dental Implants Surgeries Conducted?
Dental implant surgery is a personalized treatment method that addresses the personal specifications of each patient. A tooth root implant is first placed in the bone socket of the fallen-off tooth. The implanted metal piece is then anchored by the healing jawbone, fixing it to the jaw socket. The jaw-healing process can take up to 12 weeks or longer, depending on the patient's condition. After the jawbone anchors the implant, a connector post is provided to hold the newly implanted tooth in its place. The replacement tooth is then made and attached to the connector post.
Side-effects of Implant Surgery
Dental implant treatment often leaves side-effects like any other surgery. These side-effects can be treated with medications or instructions as suggested by our dentists. Dental implant surgery often leaves swollen gums and face, along with temporary discomfort at the implant site. Bruising on the skin and gums along with minor bleeding can also occur in some cases. Soft food items and drinks are usually recommended during and after the course of the treatment.
Limitations of Dental Implants
Dental implant surgery poses certain health limitations; however, the complications are rare and can be treated easily. Certain patients have complained of infections near the implant area, while others faced damage around the implant area. Another risk of implant surgery is that it can cause nerve damage resulting in severe discomfort. This may also cause numbness and irritation around the teeth and gums. Another major risk of dental implant surgery is that it can cause sinus complications. When dental implant surgery is carried out in the upper jaw area, it may protrude into one of the sinus cavities causing complications. While all of these complications are possibilities, they need to be qualified because they happen with only a small minority of patients, and our team is more than equipped to handle anything that can happen.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are currently a common procedure. Dental implants are designed to give a natural and comfortable look. Therefore, they help in retaining your smile. Dental implants are long-lasting and reliable, and the overall process has a high success rate. Broken or chipped teeth fail to provide significant force while chewing food. However, with the help of implants, the ability to chew and eat food is improved. After implementing dental implants, facial features and bone structure get improved along with the restoration of the jawbone structure.
To learn more about dental implant surgery or another restorative service, reach out to us now. For information, call at (682) 312-6878 today.