Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Dental implants are sturdy, durable and designed to look and function just like your real teeth. Since they are fused into the jaw bone, they are a permanent solution for replacing one or multiple teeth. They can also be used to support a set of dentures. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Permanent solution
- Preserves jaw bone
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting
- Natural look and feel
- No special cleaning requirements
What to Expect with Dental Implants
Dr. Purdy equates the procedure as similar to a filling or a crown
when it comes to pain tolerance and discomfort. He practices conservative dentistry so will only do the bare minimum necessary to achieve results. He takes extra steps to minimize post-op problems including pain and swelling. In almost all cases, narcotics are not even necessary and patients can manage pan with OTC medication.
If you are concerned about missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Purdy today!