Dental Implants: Missing teeth can make chewing painful and force you to hide your smile. At Avion Dental in Chino Hills, California, Robert Kim, DDS, and the experienced dental team offer dental implants to restore your smile and preserve the health of your jawbone. They use 3D-guided surgery technology to make your dental implant experience faster and more comfortable. To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Avion Dental or book an appointment online today.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants replace teeth that are lost due to decay or disease. Implants involve placing a titanium rod into your jawbone to support an artificial tooth.
The team at Avion Dental offers dental implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and to support other dental devices, such as a bridge.
Why should I consider dental implants?
Dental implants can restore the aesthetic of your smile and also preserve your long-term oral health. When you’re missing teeth due to an injury or after an extraction, it can affect how you chew. Missing teeth can also cause the loss of your jawbone over time.
The team at Avion Dental can evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implants are a good option for you. You need to be free of gum disease and have enough bone to support the implant.
What can I expect when getting dental implants?
Dental implants require two parts to complete the procedure. During your initial appointment, the Avion Dental team performs the implant surgery, placing the titanium rod into the gum and bone. The rod remains in place and must heal for up to nine months before your dental implant is complete.
The team at Avion Dental team uses 3D-guided surgery technology to implant the rod with a higher level of precision. This technology also increases your comfort and reduces the time you spend in surgery.
Following your implant procedure, you can expect some discomfort and swelling. The Avion Dental team helps you manage your pain and recommends that you eat a diet of soft foods and liquids for at least two weeks to allow the surgical site time to heal.
What happens after dental implant surgery?
Once you’ve healed fully, the dental team attaches an artificial tooth to the rod. This tooth looks and functions like your natural teeth and is made of a durable porcelain or resin material.
After your dental implant is in place, chewing should be easier. You take care of your dental implant just like you do your natural teeth by brushing and flossing after meals and scheduling regular dental check-ups.
If you want to replace missing teeth and restore the beauty of your smile, schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of dental implants. You can call Avion Dental or book an appointment online today.