Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are
surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to create a strong
and stable foundation for a new tooth.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. It
serves as a root for a new tooth, which is called a crown. The crown is attached to
the implant with a metal post called an abutment.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options, such as
dentures and bridges. Here are some of the advantages of dental implants:
Strong and stable: This allows you to eat and speak without worrying about
Natural-looking: Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. They
Durable: Dental implants can last for many years, if not a lifetime, with proper
Improved self-esteem: Dental implants can restore your self-confidence and
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are a good option for people who have:
One or more missing teeth
Good oral health
No gum disease
What is the procedure for dental implants?
The procedure for dental implants is usually done in two stages. The first stage
involves placing the implant into the jawbone. The second stage involves attaching
the crown to the implant.
Stage 1: Implant placement
Our team will numb the area around the implant site and then make a small incision
in the gum. The implant is then placed into the jawbone. The gum is stitched closed
and allowed to heal.
Stage 2: Crown placement
The crown placement surgery is usually performed several months after the implant
placement surgery. This is because it takes time for the bone to heal and fuse with
The dentist will remove the stitches and attach the abutment to the implant. The
abutment is a metal post that extends through the gum. The crown is then attached
to the abutment.
Healing and recovery
It usually takes several weeks to months to fully recover from dental implant surgery.
During this time, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
Care for dental implants
Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth. This includes brushing your
teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups and
Dental implants are a great option for people who want to replace missing teeth.
They are strong, stable, and natural-looking. If you are considering dental implants,
talk to our team to see if they are right for you.