What are Dental Implants?
Why are Dental Implants needed?
Dental implants can be used for two different purposes, both of which benefit your oral health and smile. The most common reason for having a dental implant is to replace a missing tooth. If a tooth has fallen out or been extracted, an implant prevents the need for fixed bridge work or partial dentures. Another reason to consider implants is because you wear a denture, and want to prevent it from slipping and falling out.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Implants?
In order to properly place implants, oral surgery is required, and sedation may be necessary. Prior to the procedure, you will have a consultation, and we will go over your health and medical history. It’s important that you have the ability to heal fully from the implant procedure, and are free of any health conditions that would prevent this from happening. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, effective implant, that works to remedy your dental issues.
What happens during the procedure to place Dental Implants?
We will first administer sedation as needed. For some patients, local anesthetic is all that is necessary, while others will benefit from general sedation. A tiny incision is made through the gums to gain access to underlying bone structure. The titanium implant is then inserted deep into this bone, and sutures are placed to close the gums. You may need to come in for routine appointments to check the health of the implant. Once the implant has healed and fused with surrounding bone, a denture or crown can be made custom to fit on top of your new implants.
If you are interested in dental implants, and would like to learn more about this option, call our office and we will get you in for an appointment.