In 2020, a missing tooth can do more than take a toll on your self-confidence. With a missing tooth, you may find it a challenge to chew the foods you love. You may also experience jaw pain or notice a change in your speech. Fortunately, missing teeth can be resolved with dental implants.
At Moore Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants to help patients from all walks of life eat more comfortably, improve their speech, protect their teeth and jaw, and restore their confidence.
How Dental Implants Work
At the start of your dental implant procedure, Dr. Moore will administer a local anesthetic to numb your gums and jawbone. He may also administer a sedative if you’re particularly nervous about it.
As soon as you’re numb, he’ll make an incision in your gum line and insert a tiny titanium implant into your jaw. Then, he’ll stitch up a part of the incision site and place a temporary crown. You’ll visit our office a few weeks later to complete the process. During your second appointment, Dr. Moore will make an incision in your gum to expose the implant and place the permanent crown.
Caring for Dental Implants
The best part about dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth and can last for decades, as long as you take care of them. Dr. Moore will encourage you to brush and floss them as if they were your natural teeth.
He’ll also ask that you visit our office regularly for professional cleanings and exams. Refraining from smoking, chewing on objects, and other bad habits will be important as well.
Schedule an Appointment at Moore Family Dentistry
For more information on dental implants, we encourage you to call our office in Garner, NC today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moore and our team. We can be reached at 919.772.1811 and look forward to hearing from you!