You don’t have to wear dentures if you don’t want to because there’s a procedure called Dental Implants. This is a wonderful procedure for those with missing teeth. A titanium post is placed where a root of the tooth would normally be and that post will fuse with bone, making them very durable. They eventually become just like normal, strong, healthy teeth. If you are a denture wearer, you will love the Dental Implants Lubbock TX dental patients are raving about. No longer will you have to worry about your teeth getting loose, or about food particles getting under them causing pain.
Implants can be placed right along side your other teeth without any impact on them. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. That is up to you and your dentist to discuss, so that he can evaluate your physical condition and any chronic disorders you may have after you have filled out your health questionnaire listing those ailments. If you are healthy, with a good jaw and bone that will hold the titanium post and your gums are healthy, even if you are anxious about the procedure, you can still have it done because the dentists now offer sedation to patients.
The Dental Implants Lubbock TX patients receive are a cosmetic surgery that certainly creates a beautiful smile. Your dentist will discuss with you how you want to proceed once the posts are placed in the tooth socket and allowed to heal. You may want a crown, bridge or a removable denture, depending on the goal you have for your teeth. He will also talk to you about insurance and financing. Implants are usually not covered by insurances since they are a cosmetic procedure, but depending on how you lost your teeth, the procedure may be covered under your medical coverage.
The patients who have received dental implants say that the pain was about the same as an extraction. Once the procedure is finished, you’ll need to allow them to heal from six to 12 weeks depending on how your body heals. Taking care of an implant is the same as taking care of your own teeth. You will still need to visit your dentist for cleanings, and you’ll still have to floss and brush. After all, you want an implant to last forever, right along with your own teeth.