Implant Placement & Implant Restoration

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants, which are made of titanium, serve as a replacement for the root of the tooth as they are placed within the jaw bone. After healing of the implant within the jaw occurs, a dental implant crown is then attached to the implant body to serve as a replacement for the crown portion of the tooth. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

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Reasons for dental implants:
  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and digital impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. A second minor surgery is required in order to place the abutment (post) that will hold the artificial tooth in place.
After gum healing has occurred around the abutment, a digital impression is taken and sent to the dental lab for fabrication of the dental implant crown. The artificial tooth is then securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.