Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent solution for missing teeth. They’re never removed, easy to clean, and allow you to speak and smile with total confidence. They’re also the only tooth replacement that stimulates healthy jawbone growth to protect your oral health.
Explore our comprehensive guide to learn everything you need to know about dental implants.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s placed directly in your jaw to replace a natural tooth root. After it’s topped with a small connecting screw called an abutment and a stunning porcelain crown, your implant will look and function just like a natural tooth. Best of all, the implant is permanently anchored to your jaw and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a multi-step process that typically requires several months. After Dr. Hoffman determines you’re ready, he’ll place your implant and protect the surgical area with a temporary crown or flipper. At this point, you’ll need to allow four to six months for your implant to heal before you return to our office for your final restoration.
After Dr. Hoffman attaches your abutment and crown, all that’s left to do is enjoy your beautiful new smile.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Hoffman, he’ll thoroughly evaluate the state of your oral health to determine if you’re an immediate candidate for dental implants. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, he can prepare you for implant placement with one or more supplemental procedures.
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that’s placed directly in your jaw to replace a missing tooth root. Through the process of osseointegration, the implant fuses with your jawbone for maximum stability. After we attach the abutment and crown, your restoration will look and function just like a natural tooth. For patients missing multiple teeth or a full arch, we can also use implants to support a bridge or dentures.
Dental implants are permanently anchored to your jaw and never removed. This means they won’t ever slide out of place while you’re eating or speaking, unlike dentures. Since they’re secure, implants are also much easier to clean than dentures. With proper care, your implants will allow you to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for the rest of your life.
Most patients who get dental implants say there’s very minimal discomfort involved in the procedure. Dr. Hoffman will apply local anesthetic before your surgery to numb the affected area, ensuring you don’t feel any pain. We also offer oral conscious sedation for patients who need help relaxing during their treatment.
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