Dental Implants: Restoration and Placement
Patients who prefer to replace a missing tooth with a restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth can turn to dental implants as a treatment for tooth loss. These devices offer the most advanced tooth replacement technology available and are the only structurally complete option that fills in for both the absent root and crown.
Dental implants are inserted into the jaw in a surgical procedure that takes just a few hours and is completed in our office at the patient’s convenience. Most patients are able to resume their normal routines within a matter of days after implant placement.
After the dental implant is placed, the patient is fitted with a lifelike restoration to replace the necessary number of teeth. Our prosthodontist will design a beautiful restoration specifically for your smile. If you have biological teeth that remain in your mouth, the restoration should blend in with them seamlessly.
In the course of the months following dental implant placement, bone forms a bond with the implant in a process called osseointegration. When your dental implants have healed completely, you can use them just as you would your natural teeth. Your prosthodontist will give you instructions to care for your implant properly
Dental implants have a number of benefits, which is why this treatment is quite popular. They are durable and stable because of the bond between bone and implant. They also are highly functional, mimicking the chewing capacity of natural teeth and preserving the patient’s ability to speak properly.