Getting dental implants is easier than you might think. Treatment is usually carried out in the office under local anesthetic or light sedation. Often, a dental implant can be placed at the same time as tooth removal. A temporary crown can be attached so that the patient doesn’t have to leave the office with missing teeth.
The process is usually completed in two phases. In the first stage, the dental implant (a small titanium device shaped like a tooth root) is placed into the jaw bone. A period of time (usually 8 weeks is allowed) for the implant to attach to the bone, a process known as osseointegration.
The second phase takes place after osseointegration. A post that extends above the gumline is added, and a series of impressions and bite registrations are made. A replacement tooth (or crown) is custom made in the laboratory and attached to the post with cement or a tiny screw. A single tooth or a full set of teeth can be replaced using this technique. For a free brochure on Dental Implants, just email us.
Patient was mising three teeth. She was told in the past that implants in this area of the jaw would not be possible.
Latest advances in the field have changed this. Subantral grafting allowed this patient to have implants in the top back jaw.
This patient had no teeth and suffered severe bone loss.
Implants helped preserve the remaining jawbone and restore youthful dimensions. Notice how the implants eliminated wrinkles, “witches chin” and frown lines.
Patient was missing a tooth.
A single implant was placed, restoring this patient’s smile.