Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements which provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions.

Dental Implants

  • An Implant is most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient's natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the patient's original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the healing process is completed, and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.

Q. What is a dental implant?

A. Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements. A metal post is surgically implanted into the patient's jawbone, and a prosthetic tooth is attached to this post.

Q. What are the advantages of dental implants?

A. Dental implants are a more permanent way of replacing teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, can slide around in the mouth and become uncomfortable. On occasion, you may also forget your dentures. Dental implants are permanent, so you will never forget them! Also, dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth.

Q. Who is qualified to place my dental implants?

A. An implantologist, a periodontist, a prosthodontist or an oral surgeon can place dental implants for you. After the implant is in place, a prosthodontist can affix your prosthetic tooth to your implant.

Q. Will getting my dental implants be painful?

A. No. The procedure is not painful because you will be under local anesthesia. After the procedure, the implant site will be sore, but you will receive post-operations instructions to help alleviate the discomfort.