It may feel like you have very few options if you are missing one or more teeth, but with dental implants, you can restore the health, function, and appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Dr. Prabh Grewal, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, can help determine if dental implants may be a good option for you. Schedule a consultation with Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the gums and a dental restoration that is attached to the top of the titanium posts. The metal post serves as an artificial tooth root not only to connect artificial teeth but also to help restore the function of your teeth. Dental implants might be a good option if you have lost one or more teeth, need dental extractions, or are just not happy with your current tooth replacement option.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are typically done in two steps. The first step is dental implant surgery, which starts with a local anesthetic. The dental implant will then be surgically secured to your jawbone using specialized technology. As your gums and jaw are healing, the titanium post will become one with your jaw; this process is known as osseointegration. You will then go through the healing process before the next step can begin. The second step is the dental restoration placement. There are multiple types of restorations you can pick, including:
Single tooth crowns
Dr. Grewal will examine the alignment of your bite and determine how the implant fits. After your appointment, you may experience some mild discomfort or inflammation.
How can I know if my dental implant is failing?
While dental implant failure is rare, it is not impossible or unheard of. There are a few signs you can look out for to help determine if your dental implant is failing.
Extreme pain or discomfort: Some pain during the healing process after your surgery is normal. However, if it persists or becomes extreme, it may be a sign that something else is wrong.
Difficulty biting and chewing: You should not have any issues with biting or chewing food. Dental implants are made to function like natural teeth, so if you are feeling pain when chewing, that is not a good sign.
Gum recession: Gum recession around your implant can be a sign of dental implant failure. You can usually see the first sign of gum recession if your implant crown looks too long.
Dr. Grewal is an experienced dental surgeon who can help reduce the likelihood of dental implant failure.
Get dental implants in Corona, CA
Dental implant failure is a rare occurrence that can lead to needing to replace your dental implant. However, knowing the signs can help you stay vigilant while healing from your dental implant procedure. Dr. Prabh Grewal can help you decide if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Our office services the areas of Corona, Norco, and Eastvale, CA. Contact Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA today for a full consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.