Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. They replace the whole tooth, from root to crown. The implant process involves two steps: placement and restoration.
Placement refers to the surgical installation of a titanium rod in your jawbone to provide stability for full synthetic teeth. Your bone will go through a process called “osseointegration.” This means that your bone will grow around the rod to make it even stronger and more stable. Only a professional can determine how long after this placement you will be ready for restoration. If you need to wait before placement, you may be given temporary crowns, so you can eat and speak normally until the restoration process is complete.
Meanwhile, new, custom teeth are made for you.These teeth will match the rest of your teeth in order to create a natural look. These replacements can be a crown or even a full set of dentures. The process of placing those teeth is called “restoration,” and we can do this right here at our office! We focus on making sure your restoration is natural-looking and beautiful, so most individuals will not be able to tell you’ve gotten dental work done!
Because we focus on your overall care, we are here to evaluate your oral health, answer questions about the implant process, and refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary. Although we do not place implant rods in our office, we do restore implants in our office, which is both convenient and comfortable for you.
There are a number of factors to consider when determining whether or not implants are a good option for you. Talk to Dr. Gulati to find out whether dental implants are a solution to your dental needs.
If you are interested in implants, please contact our office to explore this option.