If you have missing or extracted teeth, dental implants are a great option. Dental implants are performed over a period of a few months and no teeth need to be altered or manipulated to place a dental implant.
Dental implants can take up to 6 months to heal while the jaw bone forms around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration. While you wait for this process to occur, either a temporary partial denture or, sometimes, a temporary crown will be placed so eating and speaking are easier and you can display a picture perfect smile.
Once the implant has healed, an abutment is placed on the implant. This is a base for the crown that will replace your tooth. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental lab to be used for your permanent restoration.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution used to replace any missing tooth or teeth. They are titanium cylinders inserted into the jaw bone that provide support for any replaced teeth.
Why are dental implants right for me?
Convenience, permanence, and affordability are all great reasons! Dentures and partials have to be maintained and removed consistently while dental implants are permanent and feel natural. Once implants are in, they look and feel great. There are also no food restrictions with dental implants. So chew your gum or eat that corn on the cob as you would with your natural teeth.
Call Dr. Rollins today to see if dental implants are right for you.