Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide the perfect solution for missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw and replacing a missing tooth. Once the biocompatible dental implant integrates with your jawbone, an abutment and a crown is attached to complete the procedure.

The placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. During the first procedure, the implants are placed in the jawbone. Then the patient must wait four to six months in order for the implants to bond with the jawbone. Temporary dentures can be provided for function and aesthetics. The second phase takes place after the integration is complete. The doctors of Irvine Lake Dental will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar, and soon after your new teeth will be fabricated.

Dental implant patients enjoy renewed freedom and self-assurance when eating, speaking, or smiling in public. In addition, replacing missing teeth will stop natural bone deterioration and the shifting of your bite. You’ll feel better because you can eat the healthy foods you need, as well as the chewy foods you love. Implants look so natural that only you and the doctor will know that your smile isn’t all your own.

The entire procedure typically takes four to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Dental implant cross section

An implant case completed by the doctors of Irvine Lake Dental

before and after of implant