What are Dental Implants?
NCOFSC boasts a state-of-the-art facility that is the result of years of planning and development. We’ve used the latest advances in ergonomic design, combined with our innovative technology, to create a safer and more efficient practice environment for our doctors and a more comfortable experience for our patients and their families.
Why would you need Dental Implants?
The reason you might need a dental implant is because you’re completely missing a tooth. In the past, your only two options for replacing a tooth were to wear a partial denture or with a fixed bridge. Implants work independently and bond with your jaw to become a permanent part of your smile. They can improve both the look and functionality of your smile so that you can eat and chew your favorite foods.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?
Most of our patients who want or need implants can come in and have the surgery done. However, if you’re missing bone or have low-lying sinuses, this may affect how the implant heals and fuses with the bone. In these cases, we may recommend other procedures, like bone grafting and a sinus augmentation, to help improve the success of the implants. With the help of computed technology, x-rays and an examination, we can determine if implants are right for you.
What happens during the Dental Implant procedure?
The implant procedure begins with sedation that is meant to relax you while the work is being done. We then make a small incision through the gums and create a tunnel-like hole in the jaw. The small implant post is inserted into this hole. You will come in regularly so that we can check on the new implant and how it is healing. You can expect the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone in about three to six months. A crown, bridge or denture can be specially made for the new implants to restore your smile.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.