Do you have missing teeth due to an accident or injury? Did you need to have teeth removed because they were falling out? We can help you get your smile back!
At College Lakes Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including dental implants. Implants will help permanently replace missing teeth. The process is completed in two steps and takes a few months.
First, the cosmetic dentistry team will insert an artificial tooth root through surgery. This will become the foundation for the new tooth. The gums need proper time to heal after this procedure and once they have healed and bonded to the new root, the next step can take place. During this step of the process, the dentist will attach the artificial tooth to the new tooth root. Advanced technology has allowed these new teeth to blend in evenly with your existing teeth.
After the dental implant process, you may experience swelling, bleeding, and some pain. It is important that you do not disturb the area. To reduce swelling, place ice on your cheek near the surgery area. Icing as much as possible in the first 36 hours is key to avoid swelling.
Afterwards, you may have some trouble eating as you are still adjusting to the new tooth. Drink plenty of fluids and eat soft foods and avoid hot food and drinks.
If you are looking to improve your smile in the Fayetteville, NC area, rely on the cosmetic dentistry team. Call us today for more information about dental implants.