Dental implant is permanent and best solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternative likes bridges because no additional teeth need to altered to place the new tooth. The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first pass of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed in to the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary .after the implants are placed the gum are sutured. After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment server as the base for your tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanently. Your smile will look just it used to and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed in to jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth. That needs to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look like natural teeth. They are permanent and look like real teeth. You can eat the foods you want without fear of embarrassment, and the procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place dental implant?
Your dentist is able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend, oral surgeon, periodontics, or another specialist they will perform the procedure.
How much do implant cost?
The price of your dental implant will vary based on level of experience of your doctor, how many implant are you having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine and a price for your implant a financial plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
No, a local anesthesia will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation option with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a life time. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visit are essential to the success of your implant.