If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Melody Pongmanopap may recommend dental implants to restore your smile’s beauty, health, and function. Dental implants are permanent, naturalistic tooth replacements that can greatly improve your smile.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. After healing, the implant post is fitted with a restoration, such as a crown, which complements your overall mouth aesthetics.
Are dental implants right for me?
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth. With proper care, it can last a lifetime.
What to Expect
After the dentist places the implant post, a period of healing is often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.