A single or multiple tooth implants can help to replace missing teeth within the mouth. The majority of implants are made of titanium, making them a safe and long-term solution to missing teeth. Implants work on their own, so surrounding teeth do not have to be filed down or compromised in any way.
The reason you may need an implant is because you may looking for a relatively permanent solution to missing teeth. Implants will actually fuse with the bone once they’re placed, creating a secured anchor for just about any type of restoration to be placed on top. Most implants can last for years without showing signs of any type of damage or wear. Single implants can be placed or multiple implants can be placed during the same appointment.
In order for implants to work and heal properly, you need to have enough and healthy bone in the area they’re going to have your implant placed. The implant will fuse naturally with your bone over a few months. If you are missing bone, we might suggest that you have a bone graft done prior to surgery. This grafting material can build up the bone in the area where it is
The procedure starts with local anesthesia or moderate sedation. From there, we will create an incision through the gums and slowly drill a tunnel-like canal into the bone. The implant is then placed into this canal and allowed to heal on its own. In a few months, the implant will actually bond with the bone around it and become secure and sturdy. We then have you come in at a later appointment to make a crown, fixed bridge that will sit on top of the implant. If you would like to learn more about implant surgery and how they work, contact us and we can schedule a free consultation appointment.