If your teeth are decayed, severely damaged, or missing, it's time to make your dental health a priority. With dental implants, you can not only improve your oral wellness but restore your smile, boosting both the health and appearance of your teeth.
Your dentist at J Kim Periodontics in Port Orange can help you achieve a smile you are proud to show off and make brushing, biting, and eating more comfortable with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent, screw-like posts used to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant is fitted with a natural-looking artificial tooth so your smile is complete. Dental implants are permanent, so they require no removal for cleaning or sleeping and feel completely natural.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants have many benefits, both from a health and appearance perspective. By filling the void from a missing tooth or one that requires extraction due to damage or decay, a dental implant prevents the spread of infection and offers jaw support. You will also be able to chew and brush more easily so you can maintain good nutrition and oral health.
Because dental implants are inconspicuous, no one can tell they aren't your natural teeth. Your dentist at our Port Orange office will use an artificial tooth-shaped, tinted, and sized to match the rest of your teeth so your smile looks consistent.
What is the procedure for dental implants?
Your dentist at our Port Orange office will begin by applying a local anesthetic so you are comfortable during the procedure, and then make a small incision in your gum to secure the implant into your jaw bone so it is securely in place. The bone will begin to grow around the implant, permanently attaching it. An artificial tooth will be custom made and secured to the top of the implant. You may experience some soreness after the procedure, and your dentist may recommend an over the counter pain killer and eating soft foods for a few days.
Once healed, you can brush and floss your dental implant as you would your natural teeth. Make sure to schedule regular professional cleanings and exams with your dentist at our Port Orange office.
Call our Port Orange office today at 386-322-4867 to learn more about dental implants.