The dental implant is uncovered during the second phase of treatment and a post is added. This serves as an extension and together with the dental implant serves as the foundation for your new tooth. Once the gum tissue around the post has had a chance to heal, we will place a dental crown on top. Since it is fixed to a post, your new tooth is extremely secure and will function just like any other tooth.
Although the conventional dental implant process usually takes several months to complete and involves multiple appointments, dental implant technology continues to advance. The result is options like single-visit dental implants, Nobel Teeth-In-An-HourTM and mini implants.
A Lasting Solution
Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or all of them. Dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge or dentures into place. If you need to have all of your teeth replaced, implant-supported dentures are ideal, providing more stability than traditional dentures and costing less than a complete set of single dental implants.
Just like any surgery, the dental implant procedure will be more successful if you are healthy. That means practicing excellent oral hygiene, eating well and not smoking. Patients must also maintain a significant amount of jaw bone to support dental implants. Discuss your pre-existing medical conditions with us so we can best determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.