So you’re interested in Dental Implants?
Dental implant technology has come an incredibly long way over the past few years. Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The implant itself consists of several parts, which involve the post, connector and the top dental crown. The post will go through a process known as osseointegration, which fuses it permanently with the surrounding bone.
Why might you want or need Dental Implants?
You might want a dental implant because you’re missing a tooth or you’re looking for a way to keep a denture plate securely in place. Implants are permanent, so they’re a lasting alternative to other options. Implants take anywhere from about three months to six months to undergo full osseointegration. During this time, you’ll need to come into the office routinely to have the implant checked.
Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The implant itself consists of several parts, which involve the post, connector and the top dental crown.
What makes you a great candidate for Dental Implants?
Most of our patients here at Fit to Smile Dental are good candidates for dental implants. The process requires that you have good bone density in the area so that the implant is able to osseointegrate properly. For patients who have poor bone density, they may require either a bone grafting or be advised to go with a different procedure. The surgery takes very little time in our office and provides patients with a permanent new tooth.
What is the procedure like for Dental Implants?
You will come into the office and receive anesthetic of your choice. Dr. Redfearn will make a small incision through the gums and insert the implant. Once the implant is properly in place, the incision is sutured and the area will be monitored to ensure the implant heals correctly. You may need more implants placed if you’re planning to use them to keep a denture in place. You will need to come back to have a dental crown made for you or a new denture plate once the implant has healed. We are here to answer any questions that you have regarding the implant procedure.
If you want to learn more about dental implants or would like to schedule to have them placed, call our office today and we can work to get you in for an appointment.