Spring Hope Family Dentistry
Providing a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable teeth made to match your natural teeth. They can also be placed under full dentures to aid on the stability of those. Implants are very predictable these days and they are a great options for a lot of patients.
What to expect?
After developing your tailored treatment plan, your Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the titanium implant within the original tooth’s bone socket. Over time as the jawbone heals, it grows around the titanium post securing it to the bone. Generally, the healing process will take from six to 12 weeks (approx. 2 months). Once the implant has bonded to the bone, Dr. Weeks will place a small connector post called an abutment (titanium or zirconia), the abutment is then attached to the implant post to securely hold the new tooth. A replacement tooth known as a crown will then be attached to the abutment. Another option is the screw retained option. Where the dentist will use a screw to integrate the crown with the implant. Your dentist will customize your crown to match the look and shape of the surrounding natural teeth. Both options are based on each patient’s case. Dr. Weeks will discuss the best options for your case.
To discuss the option of dental implants, please call us or request an appointment online.