Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Many patients ask what their options are for replacing missing teeth, while there are a few options Dental implants are the latest and typically the most effective way to replace missing teeth. Patients are asking what Dental Implants are and are they for me?
What are dental implants?
Dental Implants are a titanium post that integrates with the bone to provide support for crowns, bridges or dentures. You also might find yourself wondering if Implants are a good option for you, a few factors are taken into consideration when choosing a treatment option such as having Dental Implants placed. Dr. Wright will evaluate the bone to see if the patient has enough bone for the implant to be able to integrate. He does this by using a 3D scan that provides exact measurements for the planning processes.
Once we establish if the patient is an eligible candidate to receive an implant it is performed under local anesthesia and can typically be done at our office and you can return to work as soon as that day. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any post-operative discomfort you may have.
After the implant is placed Dr. Wright will monitor your implant for the integration with bone; once healing is finished the final restoration can be placed. There is no extra maintenance that comes along with having a dental implant.