Dental implants might sound like some futuristic solution to missing teeth. But they’ve become part of mainstream dentistry, and are available at Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings.
Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are there any drawbacks to implants? Are they safe? Experimental? Painful?
Like we said, they are considered mainstream. Dental implants as we know them today have been around for decades. Humans have actually been tinkering with permanent replacement teeth for thousands of years. Modern implants were made possible by the discovery that titanium fuses with bone. Once that happens, the post – which is the actual implant – provides a rock-solid support for one or more replacement teeth.
As to safety, dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. Cases of rejection are rare. Future generations of implants are expected to be even better.
The majority of patients report being comfortable during the implant procedure itself. It involves minor surgery, though, and mild discomfort afterward is common. We can prescribe medication to manage it.
Most patients are delighted with, and even amazed by, their dental implants from Neal C. Johnson DMD in Billings. People from Lockwood, Billings Heights, and Laurel are enjoying restored chewing ability and restored smiles. We also offer complete family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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