Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a solution that will fill the gaps left by missing teeth for a fuller smile? Dental implants can be a great option for patients who want to restore a missing tooth or teeth. They provide stability and promote oral health by preventing shifting teeth and overcrowding. Dr. Jason Baldwin offers dental implants and other restorative treatments to patients in his Truckee, CA office.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a restorative treatment option for missing teeth that consist of three parts: a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. The titanium post is inserted and allowed a healing period of 3 to 6 months so that it can fuse with bone tissue. An abutment connects the titanium post to the dental crown, which covers the implant. Dental crowns are made to look like natural teeth and are crafted from sturdy material.
Do dental implants hurt?
Anesthesia is used during the dental implant procedure to numb the area. You may feel some pain after the procedure, but excessive pain is abnormal. Contact Dr. Baldwin if you are in pain for days after the procedure.
Can you receive dental implants immediately after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes it is possible to perform a tooth extraction and dental implant procedure in the same day. However, this is not the case for all patients. On the other hand, waiting too long to place a dental implant can make the procedure more difficult to perform.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients who are missing teeth. Some benefits include:
- Improved speech
- Improved appearance
- Improved oral health
Placing dental implants can combat problems that arise from missing teeth, such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Speech issues
- Misaligned bite
Dental implants not only look great but can help your dental health in the long run.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Do you want to see if dental implants are a good option to treat your missing tooth or teeth? Call Dr. Baldwin at (530) 206-0392.