Smile On With Dental Implants

Are missing teeth making you self-conscious about your smile? Dental implants could help you to feel comfortable with smiling as much as you want again. Smile Design By Sisler in Shippensburg PA offers this restorative treatment to its’ patients. Learn why many patients prefer this method of restorative dentistry over others.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

A dental implant offers people with missing teeth a permanent solution for restoring their smile. The dental implant process begins when Dr. Sisler installs a tiny post in the jaw onto which your dentist attaches a dental crown. The crown, created by Dr. Sisler with computer-assisted technology to resemble your own natural teeth in shape and hue, fills the gap left by a lost tooth and restores the appearance, health, and full use of your teeth.

Research shows that, among patients that have had restorative dental procedures, implants boast the highest rate of post-procedure satisfaction of tooth restoration procedures because they look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth. Although the higher cost of dental implants compared to other options can cause some patients to think twice, their benefits make them well worth the extra cost to many patients.

Is It Painful?

You could argue that living with gaps in your teeth is more distressing and difficult than the implant process, what with it causing you to change your diet to soft foods and making you self-conscious about smiling freely. Dental implant surgery mostly comfortable and relatively quick procedure. It is minimally invasive and most patients report their discomfort afterward as little to none. The implant process can usually be completed in the same day in most cases.  Although some more complex cases may require several months to fully complete the implant process, modern dental technology has made same day dental implants commonplace.

You’ll need to be evaluated by Dr. Zachary Sisler to see if a dental implant is right for you. If your jawbone tissue is healthy enough, you should be able to have the implant completed in one day. But, if the tissue of the jawbone is not healthy, you may need to undergo bone grafts to shore up the bone enough to hold an implant. This need for this can increase the total cost of the procedure. However, while the price of an implant may be a con, the pro is that they do not require regular replacement or cause the eventual dental health issues that many of the other options can.

Once the implant is attached, it will naturally fuse to that spot on the jawbone over the next few months, becoming more stable and secure. Once the site of the implant is fully healed, your smile will look and feel natural, allowing you to use the implant just like your natural teeth.

Care And Cleaning

Maintenance is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Simply follow these basic oral health guidelines:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily.
  • Floss at least once daily.
  • Work with your dentist to treat grinding or clench.
  • Attend regular professional check-ups and cleanings with your dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shippensburg today, contact Smile Design by Sisler at 717.271.7052 or schedule an appointment online today!