Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. A small abutment is attached to the implant to provide a stable anchor for the replacement tooth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves one surgical procedure. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person, based on a variety of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.

For the first two to six months following surgery, the implants gradually bond with the jawbone. After that time, your restorative dentist will design the final crown, bridge or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.