Dental implants serve as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. They must be fixed to the jawbone surgically, and then fuse with the bone over the course of several months. Implants can then be used to serve as a root for a replacement tooth. Today, dental implant procedures are safe and effective. Dental implants have many benefits over other forms of tooth replacement options. Importantly, dental implants do not alter or rely on the surrounding teeth for support – that comes from the jawbone itself. And because dental implants integrate into the bone structure, they are stable over time and feel like your natural teeth.
What to Expect
- Visit 1
The dentist will complete a thorough review of your medical history and an exam to evaluate the areas of missing teeth, bone levels and surrounding gum tissue. We usually complete digital imaging at this point, including digital radiographs, cone beam computed tomography and intraoral optimal scanning
After administration of local anesthesia, the dentist will move the gum tissue away from the area of missing teeth and use a specialized handpiece to make room in the bone to place the implant. The implant is placed, sometimes with extra bone, and the area is covered up with gum tissue.
After a healing period of 3-5 months, the implant is uncovered and evaluated for proper healing with your bone. We attach a digital scanning attachment onto the implant and take a digital scan for a lab fabrication of an abutment and crown to be attached to the implant
We attach the implant crown and abutment onto your implant, you leave with your new tooth to enjoy
With porcelain veneers you can change gaps, chips or permanently stained teeth without any invasive treatment.