Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. It is important to get a CT Scan before placement of an implant to be sure there is adequate space for an implant. After that,the first part of the process is to place the implant itself, where a titanium post is placed into the jaw bone. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will integrate with the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your final restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

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