Implants are a popular dental restoration procedure done at Smile Design. Implants provide a reliable solution for patients looking for a beautiful white smile. We offer a few different options to our patients. We want our patients happy and strive to help them reach their goals by choosing the best option that fits their needs.
Traditional Dental Implants:
We offer traditional dental implants, and this type of implants typically takes multiple appointments. Patients that have missing, broken, or cracked teeth are good candidates for traditional implants. Usually implants have a two-step process. The first step involves placing the implant in the jawbone. Once this has been completed, there is a healing period that is necessary to give the implants time to fuse to the jawbone.
Part of our evaluation process for implants is to make sure the patient has adequate bone present in the jaw to support the implant. If needed, bone grafting can be done to give patients the bone support that is needed.
Overall, the healing process takes a few months depending on each patient, and how much work is needed. Once the process is complete, an abutment or connector is used, and this is secured on top of the implant. A custom crown shaped, sized, and colored to match each patient’s natural teeth is then installed. Temporary crowns may be used while patients wait for their permanent crowns to be installed.
Implants are built to last and can last your lifetime if you keep up with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits at our office. On average implants take between four and six months to fully heal.
If you are interested in finding out more about our implant options and if you are a good candidate, contact us to schedule your appointment.