Dental Implants are the newest and most permanent way to replace missing teeth. Implants are basically artificial teeth that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. While implant shapes can vary, they are usually screw-like in design. Once in place, these “roots” can then be used to attach different types of dental prostheses – including crowns, bridges and dentures – in a removable or non-removable fashion.
Implant dentistry is the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth. In addition to looking and feeling like real teeth, dental implants allow you to :
- Improve your smile
- Eat the foods you enjoy
- Restore chewing for easy digestion
- Speak with greater ease
- Restore your facial structure
- enjoy and active lifestyle
- Life with confidence
How is an Implant placed?
Using a local anesthesia , the dentist places one or more implants into the jaw bone using a gentle surgical procedure with specially designed instruments. The implant will be covered by gum tissue or in some cases, left exposed and allowed to heal for a period of 2-3 months. This is followed by attaching the prosthetic components on top. During this healing period, you can wear a temporary bridge or a denture to fill in the space. So, you are never without teeth.
We also offer Immediate Implants in certain cases.
After approximately 2-3 months of healing (in some cases longer), the patient returns to the dentist’s office to have the restorative procedure completed. At this point, the tissues have healed and the implant has stabilized itself within the bone and is ready to support the tooth crown or prosthesis that will be attached to it.