For those missing teeth, it can be difficult to feel confident in your smile. Though you want to be able to feel normal and smile at the world, you often feel nervous about your teeth and try to hide them as much as possible. Aside from the important cosmetic issues, this problem can cause you to be unable to properly chew your food, enjoy certain foods and can make your speech impaired. Instead of dealing with these issues permanently or even opting for dentures, there are Apache Junction Dental Implants to replace any missing teeth you have and give you a greater confidence than ever before.
What Can You Expect From Apache Junction Dental Implants?
Many people do not fully understand what dental implants are, much less how they are placed in your mouth. Because of this uncertainty, people may not realize what a viable solution dental implants can provide for those who are missing teeth. The process for having dental implants placed in your smile involves a surgical procedure. This procedure is often carried out under local anesthesia, but may require a general anesthesia if you are needing several implants placed at once. Your dentist will make the call on which type of anesthesia will be the safest for the procedure you are having done.
To have implants put into place, you will first need metal anchors placed into each of the empty sockets in your gums. The metal anchor is made of surgical steel and is safe for most patients. This metal anchor is implanted into your jaw bone so it is firmly seated. Once your gums completely heal and the anchor is deemed stable, the dentist will place your implant teeth on each anchor, shaping and correcting each tooth so they fit in well with your surrounding teeth, giving you a natural and beautiful smile.
It typically takes around three weeks or more for your gums to heal from the procedure. Dental implants can last for many years and even a lifetime, with proper care.
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