Enhancing your smile can be easy when you utilize the technology behind dental implants. Dental implants are specifically designed to replace missing dentition in any area of the mouth. The implant does not require filing or drilling of surrounding teeth, making it an independent option that’s suitable for most patients. The procedure itself is a lot less invasive than you might think and you’ll experience the benefits of a newly healed implant in just a few short months.
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
Dental implants consist of a post, connector and dental crown. The post is what is inserted into the jaw bone during surgery. The post becomes osseointegrated with the bone in a few months, which simply means that the titanium implant fuses with the bone itself. Once the implant has completely healed, Dr. Kang will have a dental crown made for the area and place it appropriately. You’ll then have a secure, permanent restoration that enhances your natural smile.
What Makes You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are typically ideal for most patients because the benefits of having the implant placed far outweighs any risks that might be involved. However, if you have a medical condition that prevents proper healing of surgical sites and wounds, we may recommend other procedures to help replace your missing teeth. If there is not enough bone in the area, a bone grafting is necessary to ensure proper osseointegration of the implant post. The reason we recommend dental implants to many of our patients is because the procedure is ideal for most individuals. The surgery is done quickly and multiple implants can be placed at the same appointment as needed. Implants save surrounding teeth because they will not require filing, drilling or smoothing to make room for a fixed bridge.
Implant Surgery, Recovery and Care
Implant surgery can be done under either local or general sedation, per your request. If multiple implants are going to be placed at the same time, we may recommend general sedation so that the surgery goes smoothly and comfortably. The implants are surgically inserted deep into the bone, promoting proper osseointegration and fusion of the post itself. You’ll come back in periodically over the next few months to check the implant to make sure it’s healing properly. We’ll create a brand new dental crown for the implant and place it once it’s ready for the restoration.