The Benefits of Dental Implants
Have you lost teeth? Whether you’ve lost one, multiple, or all of your teeth, you deserve to have a beautiful smile. Dr. Mischissin can give you a completely new smile that looks and feels natural with dental implants.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that prevents jawbone disintegration, a common consequence of tooth loss that can affect the shape of your face as well as your ability to chew. They’re also comfortable, don’t have to be removed, and allow you to eat any food you like.
The Dental Implants Procedure
The first step on your journey to a brand new smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mischissin. At your consultation, she’ll examine your oral health and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
Some people may need supplemental procedures, such as bone grafting, to prepare for dental implants. These procedures are designed to improve your dental implant’s chance of success.
The actual surgery doesn’t take very long and won’t last for more than one or two hours. Your surgery may take longer if you’re having multiple implants placed. You won’t be in pain during the surgery because Dr. Mischissin will use an anesthetic to numb your mouth. She’ll make sure you don’t feel any negative sensations during the surgery.
While the surgery doesn’t take very long, the most time-consuming part of the dental implants process is healing and integration. Before we can place the natural-looking crown, your titanium fixture must fully integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration.
Osseointegration is essential to the stability of your dental implant because this keeps your implant in place and stimulates your jawbone to remain strong. Once your implant has become part of your jaw, Dr. Mischissin can complete your implant and you’ll have a beautiful smile.
Are You a Candidate for Implants?
Dental implants are a great option for many people who have missing teeth. If you’re interested in having a beautiful smile that’s strong and long-lasting, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
If you’re interested in dental implants, you can call our office at (609) 465-4411 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mischissin. At your consultation, she’ll examine your oral health and determine if dental implants are the best option for you.
Some people may require supplemental procedures to increase their chance of dental implant success. If you fall in this category, Dr. Mischissin will recommend a treatment that can help you be a candidate for dental implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants last for a lifetime with proper care. The titanium fixture becomes a permanent part of your jaw and isn’t removed. The natural-looking top of your implant, the crown, may need to be replaced in about 10 to 15 years.
Your dental implant will be easy to take care of, requiring only regular oral hygiene and dental cleanings. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit us every six months for cleanings and check-ups.
No, dental implants aren’t painful. During the procedure, you’ll be administered an anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. After your procedure, you may feel some discomfort but this will go away as you recover. If you feel severe pain for a while after your surgery, there may be a complication — in this case, call us at (609) 465-4411 so Dr. Mischissin can examine you.
Once your dental implant is healed, you won’t notice it at all. It becomes like a natural part of your mouth and most people can forget they ever lost a tooth in the first place.
You won’t have to remove your dental implant for cleaning. The titanium fixture isn’t removable because it’s surgically implanted in your jaw, but the natural-looking crown can be taken off and replaced. Every 10 to 15 years, your crown may be replaced as it becomes worn out.
All you have to do to take care of your dental implant is brush and floss your teeth. Visiting Dr. Mischissin for regular check-ups and cleanings can also help keep your oral health in its best condition and make your dental implant last longer.
The most common reason for dental implant failure is a lack of jawbone density. That’s why procedures such as bone grafts are offered — this can help you regrow enough bone in your jaw to support a dental implant.
At your consultation with Dr. Mischissin, she can let you know if you may require one of these supplemental procedures to prepare for your dental implant procedure. After your surgery, she’ll also give you detailed instructions on how to take care of your oral health to increase the likelihood of dental implant success.
Contact Us for a Beautifully Restored Smile
If you’re interested in dental implants for a beautiful, natural-feeling smile, Dr. Mischissin can help you. To schedule a consultation or to learn more about your dental implant options, call our office at (609) 465-4411 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.