What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of small titanium rods that are surgically placed into your jawbone. The implants rely on osseointegration, a process in which your jawbone fuses with the rods. Successful osseointegration leads to the implants becoming a stable support for your replacement teeth. Other key pieces of your dental implants are abutments (connectors) and your new crown, or crowns. All work together to provide you with a natural, beautiful, fully-functional smile.
Implants for Every Need
Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, whether you are missing only one, or you are missing a whole mouthful of them. To accommodate your specific needs, there are different types of dental implants:
Getting Your Dental Implants
Implants involve a surgical procedure. We begin by numbing the surgical sites. Incisions are made in your gum tissue, and holes drilled into the jawbone. The implants are then placed, and your gums stitched closed around them.
Healing from surgery can take up to several months, depending on how many implants have been placed in your jaw. Temporary teeth are provided for you to allow you some function of your mouth as your jaw begins to fuse to the implants. Once you have healed, we can then use our CAD/CAM technology to create your replacement teeth. Those teeth are screwed permanently in place.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several benefits of dental implants:
If you have experienced tooth loss, call Jon C. Packman DDS at (704) 978-7060 and find out if dental implants are right for you!