Dental Implants

Dental implants are a reliable option for replacing missing teeth and offer a permanent alternative to removable dentures. They provide excellent support and stability for dental appliances.

Implants consist of artificial roots and teeth, typically made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone by a dentist or periodontist. The attached teeth look natural and can greatly improve a patient's smile.

Dental implants are known for their strength and durability, and they can last for many years. Occasionally, they may require re-tightening or replacement due to normal wear and tear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions of the jaw and teeth are taken to assess the available bone, gum tissue, and spacing. Once the area is numbed, the implant is surgically inserted into the bone and given time to heal and integrate, which typically takes up to six months. In some cases, a second surgery may be needed to attach the "post" that supports the artificial tooth. However, for certain implants, the post and anchor are already connected and placed simultaneously.

Following a healing period of several weeks, artificial teeth are custom-made and adjusted to fit onto the post of the implant. This process may require multiple fittings and typically takes one to two months to complete. Once the healing is complete, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, offering the patient exceptional stability and comfort.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

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