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Dental Implants

What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.

It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

Reasons for getting a dental implant:

• Replace one or more missing teeth without impacting adjacent teeth.
• Fix bite issues or pain triggered by teeth moving into the space of a missing tooth.
• Restore a patient’s confidence in their appearance.
• Repair chewing, speech, and food digestion problems.
• Restore or boost facial tissues.
• Support a denture or bridge, making them more stable and comfortable.

What’s involved in getting a dental implant?

The entire process of obtaining implants calls for several visits to the dentist over a number of months.

X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to figure out the exact location of bone tissue, gum structure, and the spacing readily available for an implant. As the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and then the area is permitted to heal and incorporate the implant onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant employed, an extra surgical procedure could be necessary to put the “post” that will keep the artificial tooth in position. With different types of implants, the post and anchor already are connected and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing time, the artificial tooth or teeth are constructed and fitted onto the post part of the anchor. Because a number of fitting can be necessary, this action can take one to two months to finish. After a healing period, the synthetic teeth are firmly connected to the implant, supplying outstanding stability and convenience to the patient.

You are going to receive care guidelines once your treatment is finished.