A New Smile for the Holidays
|December 10, 2015
A New Smile for the Holidays is within reach. All you have to do is schedule a no obligation consultation with a San Diego implant dentist who can determine if A New Smile for the Holidays is within reach.
You’ve probably heard of the holiday classic, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” It is a novelty song written in the 1940s by music teacher Donald Yetter Gardner. Rumor has it that his students inspired him to write the song after he asked each of them to identify what they each wanted most for Christmas.
If you’re missing your front teeth (or any other teeth, for that matter), talk to your La Jolla dentist. One of the best holiday gifts you can give yourself is dental implants.
A New Smile for the Holidays with Dental Implants
While tooth loss can make it difficult to eat and speak in addition to causing you pain, tooth loss also can affect your self-esteem. Specifically, studies have shown that people with tooth loss often feel anxiety and depression resulting in reduced social interaction.
However, you no longer have to feel embarrassed because of tooth loss. Dental implants offer one of the best and most comfortable options to regain your beautiful smile. Dental implants feel, look, and function most like your natural teeth. Your San Diego dentist can help.
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Dental implants are versatile. Your La Jolla dentist uses them to replace single and multiple teeth as well as an arch of teeth.
While dentures and bridges require alterations to adjoining natural teeth, dental implants don’t require changes to nearby teeth. Additionally, because your dentist embeds dental implants into your jawbone, dental implants help keep it healthy and strong. Without the support from a natural tooth root or a dental implant, your jawbone will slowly atrophy (reabsorb into your body).
Dental Implants Take Time
Although dental implants have many advantages, the implant process takes time – as long as eight months.
Once your San Diego dentist places the metal screw (dental implant) into your jawbone, it takes several months for the implant to integrate with your jawbone. Once fully integrated, you return to your dentist so he can attach an abutment (a metal cylinder). On top of the abutment, your dentist places a porcelain crown (your new tooth) that matches (as closely as possible) your natural teeth. Viola! You now have a new smile.
Dental implant surgery may occur in a single phase or multiple phases. Either way, you may experience swelling, bruising, pain, and minor bleeding. Be sure to follow the after-care instructions provided by your La Jolla dentist. This may include taking antibiotics and pain medications, eating soft foods, and avoiding strenuous physical activity.
If you’re currently unhappy with your smile because of missing teeth, take the time to speak with your San Diego dentist. One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is a New Smile for the Holidays.