We are proud to offer dental implants for our patients. Dental implants are roots placed in your mouth for either permanent teeth to be placed on or ones that you can remove.
Dental implants are done to improve a patient’s smile and usually their self esteem. Having missing or bad teeth can be quite embarrassing. Dental implants also can be done to improve oral health. Many people find it easier to eat with dental implants. Their speech can also be improved. Dental implants are also more comfortable because they are made to become permanent.
When done correctly, and with proper care, dental implants can last a patient’s whole life. It is still important to brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash when you have implants. Patients still need routine dental checkups to keep their implants healthy.
DENTAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT PROCESS
We will have you schedule an appointment to have one of our assistants take a CT Scan of you.
Dr Steve will then analyze the CT Scan and design your implant surgical guide.
Dr. Steve or Dr. Larsen will place the dental implant in the ideal spot to form the gum tissue around the implant.
The bone around the dental implant will grow and integrate with the new implant in a matter of 4 months.
Abutment placement and Porcelain crown Impression:
When healing is complete, the dental implant abutment is placed to connect the dental implant to the porcelain crown.
Once our lab fabricates the new porcelain crown to exact specifications, we bond the crown to the abutment.