Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that anchor the replacement tooth to the jawbone. Dental implants may be placed using two methods: delayed load and immediate load. These two methods follow the same procedure, except that in immediate load implants, the replacement tooth is readily fitted into the implant without waiting for osseointegration, or the fusion of the jawbone and the implant. Carlyle Dental offers dental implants to residents of Winterville, NC.
Dental Implants Procedure
Either delayed load implant or immediate load implant may be performed depending on the preference and oral condition of the patient. Prior to placing the implant, the dentist makes a model of the lost tooth and sends it to a dental laboratory to create the replacement tooth. Then the dental implant, which is usually made of titanium, is fitted into the socket of the lost tooth. The implant may be allowed to heal for 3 to 6 months before placing the artificial tooth, or the artificial tooth may be attached to the dental implant on the same day.
Dental Implants Results
Soreness may be experienced after the procedure but can be relieved by over-the-counter pain medications. The patient may also be required to be on a soft diet for several days. Dental implants have high success rates and can last for a very long time. Carlyle Dental offers dental implants to residents of Winterville, NC.
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