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What is the dental implant process?

During the implant placement appointment, the gums will be completely numbed before a small incision is made where the implant will be. Then, a hole is carefully drilled into the jawbone, and the implant is placed. The healing process requires a few weeks, during which the gums will heal, and the titanium implant will begin to fuse with the jawbone, which is called osseointegration. The next appointment involves attaching a custom crown on top of the implant, which will be designed to blend in flawlessly with the surrounding teeth.

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What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are known for being as similar to natural teeth as a dental restoration can be. Patients typically like dental implants because they:

  • Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
  • Are Easy to Eat and Speak With
  • Are Very Stable and Reliable
  • Stimulate Jawbone Health
  • Don’t Require Special Maintenance
  • Can Last a Lifetime with Proper Care
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Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants require patients to be in general good health and have a healthy jawbone for the implant to fuse with. Patients who have autoimmune disorders are not always good candidates because dental implants require a lot of healing, and a slower healing process is not always ideal. Patients should also avoid using tobacco products during their implant process. Implants are often a great choice for many patients, so if you’re interested in replacing one or more teeth with dental implants, please schedule a consultation with our office!

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