Dental implants are a wonderful way to restore your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. Led by Dr. Irfan Khan, the teams at Polaris Dental Care serve Grandview, London, and Columbus at three convenient locations. Wherever you are in and around Columbus, you can get the dental implants you need to get your smile back. And here are a few reasons why you should start the process today.
1. The Implantation Process Takes Some Time To Complete
The sooner you start the implant process, the sooner it will be complete! Dental implants consist of two primary parts – the post and the crown – which require two appointments to place.
The post is a titanium or zirconium rod. It is inserted by Dr. Khan directly into the gumline and jaw bone, and serves as an artificial “root” for the tooth. You are then given several months to heal before an abutment is attached and a dental crown is placed.
While the process of surgery is minimally invasive, it still takes time. For 3-6 months or longer, you will have the post embedded in your gum, where it will slowly bond permanently to the surrounding jawbone and tissue.
This process can’t be rushed, so the sooner you start, the sooner your implant will be complete!
2. Your Remaining Teeth Can Shift In Your Mouth If You Are Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue. They affect the way you speak, chew, drink, and smile. In fact, missing teeth can cause quite a few other oral health problems.
One of the biggest issues caused by missing teeth is the shifting of healthy teeth. When a tooth is removed from your mouth, your other teeth will naturally shift toward the empty socket, in an attempt to fill the gap.This can result in crooked teeth and an improper bite, as well as a host of other issues.
3. Totally Natural Look And Feel – With Long-Lasting Results
The process of getting a dental implant may seem intimidating, but it’s worth it! Dental implants are the only type of tooth restoration that perfectly imitates the natural look, feel, and functionality of your original tooth.
In addition, a dental implant will last you for your entire life with proper care. Just maintain good oral hygiene habits, and visit Dr. Irfan Khan at Polaris Dental Care for 6-month exams and cleanings, and your dental implant will last for decades!
Get Dental Implants In Grandview From Polaris Dental Care Today!
We serve the entire greater Columbus area with our offices in London, Grandview, and Columbus. And Dr. Irfan Khan specializes in restorative dentistry, and the implantation of durable, natural-looking dental implants. An initial exam and consultation with Dr. Khan can tell you if dental implants are right for you. So contact us today to schedule an appointment with the Polaris Dental Care office that’s nearest to you!