You may be interested in dental implants as a way to improve the look of your smile. But they help your teeth function better.
Missing teeth allow your other teeth to shift over time, which can leave you with serious bite and alignment problems. The socket of the missing tooth may be more sensitive as well; food debris tends to collect in the socket, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
We start by giving you a local anesthetic and possibly nitrous oxide if needed. We use special instruments to insert the implant into your jawbone.
Any bleeding is controlled with gauze and direct pressure. The healing process takes three to six months as the jawbone You may wear a temporary appliance during to healing period to make sure you can eat without dislodging the implant.
Once the healing is complete, the dentist will attach the permanent prosthetic tooth and shape it to fit.