Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution for permanent tooth loss. Our dentists are highly experienced in dental implant placement and can guide you through every step of treatment.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the tooth root and serves as the foundation for your new artificial tooth. Implants fuse securely to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration.
The extraction of the tooth and implant process involves three main phases:
If the tooth to be replaced is still present and needs to be removed, the first step is a tooth extraction. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. After the extraction, a healing period is necessary for the extraction site to recover before implant placement.
2. Implant Placement Surgery
During a minor surgery, your dentist will place the implant screw into the empty socket in your jawbone. We administer local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. The implant is left undisturbed for several months as it integrates with your bone.
3. Healing Time
Osseointegration takes between three to six months on average. During this healing phase, we may provide you with a temporary prosthetic tooth so you can maintain your appearance and eat normally.
4. Attachment of the Dental Crown
Once the implant is fused to the bone, we re-open the site and mount an abutment post. Your custom-designed implant crown is then attached to complete your tooth replacement. The crown blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
At Lansdowne Family Dental, we use 3D imaging and implant parts made from zirconia or titanium for natural-looking, durable restorations.