If you are looking for a local Fairhope Dentist for implants look no further than SweetWater Dentistry with Dr. Phillip Greer. Most dental implant procedures are done in two phases. The first, after an initial consultation, is the insertion of the titanium dental implant into the patients' jawbone. For some treatments, this can involve as many as four dental implants (screw-like titanium embedded into the jaw bone). After there has been enough time for the jaw to accept and merge with the biocompatible titanium implants (which usually takes 1-2 months), it's now time for the next step. From that point on, an appointment is scheduled for the attachment of the crown or the prosthetic tooth/teeth. This actually only takes a couple hours or less. The newly fabricated denture or crown/bridge is then attached either by another titanium screw or by screwing the crown into the dental implant. Overall, you're easily in and out of the dental office within 2-3 hours. After that, you can start eating with your new implants right away.
As a Fairhope Dentist for implants we know that many have noted that they have had sensitivity just after having the prosthetic tooth inserted but most recover after a week or so.
In conclusion, It's seems that the first part of dental implant procedures take about 1-2 months so that your jaw bone has time to accept and fuse to the titanium implants. The appointment after that is to insert the crown/bridge or fixed denture and then most are good to go at that point.
The effects of living life without solving the obvious issue of missing teeth can have a great negative impact. Without replacing missing teeth you are at a great risk of having some serious oral health problems and will turn your beautiful smile into something that's not quite as pretty. You can often end up looking much older than you actually are. Allow me to explain...
Teeth aren't meant to fall out. This is a fact. Yes, I know that children have their teeth fall out but I'm not referring to children but adults. When an adult has a tooth missing, the rest of your teeth and jaw suffer because there is something out of place. So if you are suffering or think you may need dental implants please come see Dr. Phillip Greer at SweetWater Dentistry today!