How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Dental implants offer a secure, stable and cosmetically natural looking tooth in the event you have lost a tooth. A relatively simple procedure, dental implants start by placing the artificial root where you lost your original tooth and allowing the bone to heal around the implant. Done through a process called Osseointegration, this is the process that provides the stable integration of the artificial root with your jawbone.
Once the implant has healed, Dr. Miller will make a customized crown to match the size, shape and color of your natural teeth. Before you know it, you will forget you ever lost a tooth and will love the look and feel of your new dental implant!
If you have any questions about dental implants, the process and if it is right for you, contact us today.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions:
Dental implants have given countless patients many amazing benefits, including:
- You will smile again
- Improved appearance
- Improved comfort
- Improved speech
- Eat better, enjoy more foods, better nutrition
- Improved self-esteem
There are some medical factors that might prevent a person from being a good candidate for dental implants. Some of these may be uncontrolled diabetes, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, parathyroid disorders, blood disorders, rare bone disorders or bone marrow cancer. Some physical factors may include insufficient or poor quality bone, low sinuses or nerve bundles. Talk to Dr. Miller if you have concerns if dental implants are right for you.
Our hygienists are trained in the specific procedures of maintaining dental implants. Also, brushing and flossing daily is absolutely necessary for long-term success.
Dr. Miller has planned and restored implant restorations on several patients well into their 90’s!
No. An effective local anesthetic is used during the surgery so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the implants. The mild discomfort you might experience after surgery can be controlled with medications and will quickly disappear.
You can go to work the next day, unless some particular surgical circumstance arises. Dr. Miller will discuss all postoperative instructions with you.