Learning the Dental Implant Process

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If you have recently made the decision to restore your smile, you are not alone. Many people are turning to more cosmetic or dental surgeries than ever before because of the amazing results and impact it can have on your life.

The implantation process begins with your dentist surgically implanting a post into your jawbone. The placement of the post is important because it provides structure for your tooth. Without the support or foundation of the post being implanted in your jawbone, your tooth can lack support and will not hold properly. Once your jawbone is healed around the post, your dentist will position the replacement tooth into place.

The longest part of the implant process is the healing period. The jaw bone can take a few months to fully heal around the post. During this time, your dentist may recommend a diet of softer foods to help your mouth heal correctly. Once your jaw has healed, your dentist will cover the post with a replacement tooth and your smile will be complete.

If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, please call us at 410-381-0505. Let us give you a smile you can truly be thankful for this holiday season.