After a careful evaluation of your missing teeth and oral structures and the creation of your unique treatment plan, each dental implant is strategically placed beneath the gum line. After the procedure for traditional dental implants, a recovery period of three to six months is necessary for the titanium structure to grow together with the jaw bone. The process, known as osseointegration, is what provides the ultimate in stability for the new tooth replacement.
The restoration phase begins once osseointegration is complete. A connecting abutment is attached to the top of each dental implant, and the prosthetic tooth is then affixed to the abutment. The result is a seamless, sturdy replacement that allows you to eat, speak, and smile without worry related to missing teeth or an ill-fitting replacement.
The benefits of dental implants are many, and include:
- Enjoying a perfect fit from day one and for years to come.
- Brushing and flossing is easily with the life-like tooth replacement.
- Long lasting dental implants can remain intact for a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
- No lisping or whistling when you speak with a properly-fitting tooth replacement.
- Eating what you like — even fresh apples or corn on the cob — with sturdy dental implants.
Many people who need tooth replacement are eligible candidates for implant dentistry. Good oral and overall health are key to successful dental implant procedures — and the success rate for implants is currently higher than 95%.
X-rays are an invaluable tool in dentistry that allow your dentist to look below the visible surface and intercept decay, infection, extra teeth, and other potential oral issues. Current radiography technology allows us to capture this in-depth look more effectively and safely than ever with digital x-rays. Images are clearer and reduce radiation exposure by as much as 90% compared to traditional x-rays. In case we need to refer your care to an outside specialist, the images are also easily transferred between offices.
The best treatment plans involve you throughout every step of the process, but it can be difficult to communicate certain information without actually showing you what is going on in your mouth. With the intraoral camera, we can do just that. It is a small, handheld tool that’s tipped with a tiny camera. Your dentist uses the intraoral camera to capture images that are then transmitted to a small screen at your chair side.
Maximizing Comfort & Effectiveness
We have equipped our office with the latest technology to maximize the comfort and effectiveness of your dental care. One example is with digital x-rays, which greatly improve precision in treatment planning. Intraoral cameras allow us to fully involve you in your treatment plan.