You may choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full denture. An implant is a "post" that is surgically placed in the jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth
Some chronic illnesses, as well as tobacco use, may slow the healing process. We can help you decide if implant treatment is right for you.
Advantages of an Implant:
- Most similar to natural tooth
- May help prevent bone loss
- Does not affect other teeth
- Clean like your natural teeth
The procedure is precisely planned. Implant surgery is a relatively minor procedure, mainly because all the placement details are often mapped out ahead of time. For complex situations your dentist can use an x-ray to determine the exact location for each implant and create a surgical guide to use during the procedure to make incisions and create the small channel that will hold the implant. Implant surgery can be performed with local anesthesia. There’s minimal discomfort afterward. The implant site heals fairly quickly and predictably with a 95-97% success rate. A few weeks after implant placement your dentist will attach the permanent like crown, and you’ll be ready for many years of full function and a confident smile.
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