Dental implants present the most modern solution to replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth that feel and function almost indistinguishably from natural teeth. Unlike patients wearing dentures, Dental Implant patients can eat anything they could with natural teeth, smile with confidence and rest at ease knowing their gums and jaw bones will remain healthy.
Unfortunately not all patients have suitable bone structure for dental implants. This necessitates an evaluation using radiography to determine bone mass and density. We team up closely with expert specialists in all phases of dental implant procedures to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care possible in this critical procedure.
Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure involves placing tiny metal anchors within the jaw bone where teeth are missing. These anchors are designed to naturally fuse to the bone over time, and are actually beneath the gum line. After a period of three to six months, when the anchors have fully fused to the bone, a Titanium post that protrudes above the gum line is fitted into the anchors and the artifical teeth are then permanently attached to these posts.
During the time when the anchors are being fused, patients are typically fitted a temporary appliance and generally limited to a soft diet. Otherwise, there is typically no other restriction or disruption to normal activity.
From start to finish, Dental Implants can be completed in six to nine months with dazzling permanent results.