At Severance Dental, our goal is to save teeth. However, in some cases, a tooth cannot be saved. In these circumstances, a dental implant is the best replacement option for missing teeth that mimic and hold nearly as well as your natural teeth.
Dental implants are solid and stable as they adhere to an implant surgically placed in the jaw and can restore the look and feel of a natural tooth. This dental procedure has become a popular option in dental reconstruction, with over half a million implants placed yearly in the U.S.
A dental specialist often places the dental implant with a surgical procedure that requires sedation or nitrous oxide to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
A small incision is made over the gum tissue to access the bone. Once the bone is exposed, the implant post is carefully inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth is located.
Once the implant is installed, the patient requires a length of time for healing. Healing varies for each patient, but most patients experience three to six months for an implant to heal. An abutment cap is placed on the dental implant during the healing process. Once your implant is healed, our dentist will create a custom-made dental crown and attach it over your dental implant.
Contact Severance Dental to learn more about dental implant options.
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