Missing teeth cause discomfort and embarrassment. Let us help restore your comfort and confidence with state-of-the-art dental implants. Dental implants are another way to replace missing teeth and help maintain your healthy smile. Dental implants replace the root structure of missing teeth or serve to support bridges or fixed partial dentures. The bone fuses to the implant, and a crown provides the replacement tooth structure.
The first step in obtaining a dental implant is to speak with your dentist and receive an oral examination. We will help you decide if dental implants are the best option for you based on your oral history, current oral health, and the density of your jawbone. The jawbone needs to be dense enough to hold the implant properly. Once you have decided that this is the best option for you, we will schedule a time to receive your implant.
An incision will be made in your gums, and a series of specialized drills will be used to create a space for the implant. To avoid damage to the surrounding bone, we start drilling with a tiny drill bit that gets slightly larger to widen the hole. Then, the titanium screw of the dental implant will be placed into this hole. Depending on your treatment plan, the abutment may also be attached to the implant. Finally, your gums will be sutured, and you will be able to return home the same day.
Once the implant has fused to the surrounding bone, the dental crown can be attached. If not already connected, there may need to be minor surgery to attach the abutment before attaching the dental prosthetic. Once the prosthetic has been secured, the dental implant process is complete, and your smile is restored!
Patients have utilized dental implants worldwide to provide stability for tooth replacement restoration pieces for years. Dental implants can provide support for the following tooth replacement restorations:
There are many benefits to having dental implants support your tooth restorations, including:
If you have been considering getting a tooth replaced through the use of a dental implant, please give our office a call for more information. We would be more than happy to help examine your situation and suggest the best option for you.