When you are feeling self conscious about your smile it can affect many other things in your life. Being worried that others are staring at your teeth instead of listening to what you are saying can cause a great deal of stress. This type of stress can spill into other areas of your life and leave you feeling defeated on a daily basis. Maybe now is finally the time for you to make a change for the better. There is a good chance that what you need to do in order to get a beautiful smile is affordable and virtually pain free!
There is nothing better than getting numbed up or sedated and then waking up to a brand new smile. When you make the choice to change your life with dental implants there is never any looking back. Dental implants are an excellent alternative to natural teeth, with the majority of recipients saying that they feel secure and just as functional as their natural teeth. In order for the implant to become fully integrated, there are three main dental procedural steps to get through. The first, and most uncomfortable, step is to remove the natural teeth that are going to be replaced. Sometimes these teeth are in such bad shape that they are already on their way out and don’t need much effort to pull. Once the old tooth is out, an implant can be surgically placed within the bones under the gums. Half of the implant is actually incorporated into the bone and the other half is the tooth that screws into the top. The great thing about dental implants is how permanent they are and how natural they look all at once. For a while after the implant is put in, the bone around the implant needs to heal and solidify the integration. After healing is achieved and the implant bases seem sturdy and well accepted by your body, the last step is to “install” the teeth into their bases. If you are having all or most of your teeth done, then the size, color, and shape of the replacement teeth can be done how you would like. However, if you are just having one or two teeth replaced, they will be matched to your surrounding teeth on color, size, and shape so that no one will be able to tell the difference but you. This matching will be done using a crown, which is a cap that goes over the tooth made of porcelain usually.
Now you can see why dental implants or oral surgery are a great idea if you need to cover up or just replace the teeth you have had all your life. Some people are born with softer and more yellow teeth, or they may have acquired those traits through the use of certain medicines as a baby when teeth were developing. Poor dental care and/or the use of tobacco products can also contribute to a mouth that doesn’t heal and that might need some new teeth.