What are Dental Implants?
An implant is a dental restoration that is meant to replace missing teeth within the mouth. The implant is made of titanium and is meant to replace both the upper and lower portion of the missing tooth. Implants are long-term solutions to many dental problems, since they can last for decades. You will find that the implant procedure is quick, easy and provides you with a full and healthy smile.
Why would Dental Implants be needed?
You might want or even need an implant because you are missing a tooth. Single implants can be placed to replace one tooth at a time. Multiple implants can be inserted to replace many teeth at once. In fact, some patients want to have their dentures supported by implants, which provides them with a more secured fit. Regardless of how implants are used, they are a great way to perfect and fill your smile in a permanent manner.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?
Most of the patients who want implants can safely have the procedure done in our office. Surgery is done to insert the titanium implant post into the jawbone. Because of this, you need to have solid and healthy bone structure in order for the implants to heal properly. Over time, these implants will actually fuse with the bone and become a part of your smile.
What happens during the Dental Implant procedure?
The procedure will begin with anesthetic or sedative administered to improve your comfort. Dr. Sylvie Lam will then create an incision through the gums and insert the implant post deep into the bone. Over the next few weeks and months, you will come in regularly so that we can check on your implant to ensure that it is healing properly. Once healed, we will place a crown, bridge or full denture on the abutment of the implant to fill in your smile.
If you would like to come into our office for implants, call us today so that we can get you into our comfortable spa-like practice.