Single Tooth Replacement
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, the implant is gently placed into your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implant lies beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone and becoming a sturdy foundation for the new tooth. This process is known as osseointegration. During this time, a cosmetic temporary crown is then fitted to fill the missing space during the healing process so that you may still smile and chew naturally.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar. We can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implant. The replacement teeth are then made over the post or attachment. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
If you have missing teeth and are local to South Florida, our Jupiter office is not too far from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington and Stuart.
We would be delighted to answer your questions about Dental Implants and how they can work for you.
A bright, healthy smile is only a call away at DaVinci Dental .
Please call us at your convenience today at Da Vinci Dental Phone Number 561-222-2040