Permenant Replacements For Missing Teeth
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history evaluation with our doctors. Our advanced Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) technology will give us more information for a more predictable and safe surgery. During your complimentary consultation, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Chen or Dr. Ahmed . Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed in your bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are covered beneath the surface of the gums, allowing for your body to heal around the implant. It may be possible for Drs. Chen or Ahmed to design something temporary for you to replace the missing tooth, or teeth, depending on what we are replacing.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will expose the implants and place an attachment that protrudes out from the gums so Drs. Chen or Ahmed can then start making your new tooth, or teeth. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.