What To Expect With Dental Implant Placement and Restoration?
- Posted on: May 15 2023
Our team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center works regularly with individuals who are dealing with tooth loss. Replacement of a missing tooth should be done as soon as possible to avoid any further complications or challenges. One of the more popular options recommended at our practice is the dental implant, a lasting, reliable, and fully restorative solution for those who are missing one or more teeth within the smile.
What are dental implants?
Our team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center describes dental implants as restorations that are designed to function as a natural tooth. The prosthetic is a titanium screw-like device that is placed into the natural bone of the jaw. It is then used to replace the root of a missing tooth, providing stability and strength for a long-lasting solution. A dental implant can be used to support a single crown, bridge, denture, or another prosthesis.
What to expect with dental implant placement and restoration?
The procedure to place and restore the dental implant will take some time. It starts with the initial consultation appointment at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center to ensure you are a proper candidate. If you have sufficient jawbone density and also healthy gums, a dental implant may be an option for you.
The next step is implant placement surgery. During this appointment, our experienced oral surgeons place the titanium post in your jawbone to replace the root of your missing tooth. Following the surgery, there is usually a couple months required as a healing period for the bone and soft tissue to fuse with the implant.
After successful healing has occurred, our team can begin restoring your dental implant with a prosthetic crown or bridge that matches the color and shape of your natural teeth and fits seamlessly into your existing smile. With proper care, dental implants can last many years!
Take charge of your tooth loss and consider dental implants as a lasting solution!
If you reside in the areas of Allentown and Bethlehem, PA, and want to speak with our professionals at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center about the placement and restoration of dental implants, call one of our office locations today! We accept new and returning patients and families who are seeking comprehensive dental care under one roof!
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