Having a smile that is problematic when it does not look healthy, it prevents you from being able to speak clearly or eat the foods you enjoy, you may consider seeing your local San Diego dentist see what options exist to remedy your situation. If the major problem you are struggling with is missing teeth, there are several available methods to address this common problem. One of them that is growing in popularity is dental implants. As a long-term solution for missing teeth, dental implants can provide exceptional functionality, and because they look just like your natural teeth they can also provide cosmetic benefits too.
Prospective dental implant patients tend to have many questions about the process and what to expect. The cost, the surgical procedure, care instructions, how their smile will be impacted, and more. A San Diego dental implant specialist can answer all of those questions and provide useful resources to help you understand what dental implants are and how they will function including how they will feel.
Because they are not your natural teeth but rather a dental prosthetic, you may be a little wary about how your mouth will actually feel when you have your dental implants placed. If you are wondering about how long it will take before they blend in with your other teeth and you do not notice them anymore, you are not alone.
There are going to be stages that you will go through after you have dental implant surgery and as you heal. Once your surgery is complete you are likely to experience tenderness and a bit of swelling during recovery but this can be relieved by over-the-counter medication. Should you need something stronger, you can speak with your dentist about alternative pain management options.
Once your crown is placed there may be a nominal amount of time where it feels a bit awkward as you get used to it. The good news is the crowns are designed to look and feel like your teeth, so when you run your tongue across them, they should feel the same. Additionally, your bite should be more balanced with the holes filled with the dental prosthetics so chewing can be much more comfortable and easy.
There is likely to be a period of time where you notice your dental implants simply because they are new and the holes you had previously gotten used to are now filled. But, in as little as days to potentially a week or two you will likely adjust well and no longer notice anything else but how much you like the smile and all of the foods you forgot you enjoyed eating.
Dental implants look like your natural teeth, function like them, and will feel like them in no time. For more information about dental implants and if they are the right method for you to restore your smile, the San Diego cosmetic dentist at McBride Dental can help. Call McBride Dental to speak to one of the friendly staff members about scheduling an appointment or a free consultation with the implant dentist at (760) 471-100