Dental Implant Placements
Have you lost a tooth? (Or maybe it was never there in the first place.) Have you experienced significant tooth decay and a filling or crown aren’t an option? Bad bicycle accident leaves a hole in your smile? No matter the circumstances, there’s no need to worry. A dental implant might be the perfect fix.
Dental implants are pretty fantastic because they:
- Replace missing teeth
- Act (and look) just like a natural tooth would
- Support ideal bone density
- Stabilize other natural teeth
- Allow you to eat and smile (just like before)
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants repair your ability to chew and speak because they are surgically placed in the jawbone, just like real teeth. The procedure is quite common (and very effective).
First, Dr. Wooten will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to place a metal post into your jawbone. The post is positioned beneath your gums to provide stable support for the artificial tooth. Your personalized treatment plan will dictate the length of time before your final, permanent crown is placed. When the time comes, Dr. Wooten will place the crown and provide any additional care, if needed.
Full healing time takes anywhere from 3 to 4 months. Regular follow-up visits are important.
Can anyone get a dental implant?
At Wooten Dentistry, we believe strongly in finding the right treatment plan for each patient. This means considering an individual’s overall health.
- You might be a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are in good health
- Have healthy gums
- Hold enough bone to anchor the implants in your jaw
- Are committed to caring for implanted teeth
Interested in learning more about dental implant placements?
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your last check up, there’s no need to fret – we are here to help! We can get back on track with your dental care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.