What are Dental Implants?
The dental implant procedure has been done for many years, and it’s a great way to replace missing teeth within the mouth. Your implant acts on its own, so no other teeth in the mouth need to be compromised or filed down. Implants can last for many decades without ever showing signs of damage or wear. The implant can hold onto a crown, bridge or even a complete set of dentures as needed.
Why are Dental Implants necessary?
The reason you may want or even need an implant is because you’re missing a tooth. The implant’s post is inserted deep into the jawbone to replace the roots. Once the implant integrates with the bone over the first few months, it is there to stay and can become an anchor for other restorations. The procedure is often better for your dental health, since no other teeth need to be damaged.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Implant?
In order to place an implant, there needs to be enough solid and healthy bone structure in the area it will be placed. If you are missing bone, you will need to undergo a procedure known as a bone graft. We will review your health and medical history to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Most patients who need an implant or want to have one placed can safely sit for the procedure.
What happens during the Dental Implant process?
The implant process will begin with sedation or anesthetic of your choosing. Our doctor will then create an incision through the gums and make a tunnel through the jawbone. The titanium implant’s post is inserted into this tunnel and given time to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. You will come back into the office to have a crown, bridge or new over-denture made for the implant once it has healed.
If you think you might benefit from a dental implant, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment. We offer in-office discount plans, low wait times as well as a full-service beverage and snack bar for our many patients.