Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. They can help preserve facial structure by preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. Someone who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural. Implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone integrates with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, denture or other restoration.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If you are interested in implant dentistry, come in for a consult. We will do an exam, take the images and impressions we need and assess your health history. is the choice for you, you will need to undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. At this time, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed.Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, the implant is placed within your jawbone. Three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually integrating with the bone. You maybe able to wear a temporary replacement tooth during this time.
After the implant has integrated completely with bone, the second phase begins. The implant is uncovered and we can begin to make the final replacement tooth or teeth. After an impression is taken, posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments.
The entire procedure can take a long time but most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.