With state of the art equipment and extensive experience, we work to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. At Comfort Dental Lounge, our goal is to provide you with a replacement tooth that restores full function with the best possible aesthetic outcome. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth and, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
The best candidate for this procedure is a patient who needs one or more teeth fully restored and who wants a strong, realistic, and very long lasting solution. If you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a full dental and radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by our Comfort Dental Lounge dentists. Your questions and concerns are important to us and we will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as substitutes for your missing tooth roots. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. The custom-designed implant crowns are then placed in the mouth. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
An implant crown is a tooth-shaped porcelain "cap" that is placed over a dental implant or post. An implant crown will look and feel just like your other teeth. The material is designed to stay in your mouth long term and does not interact biochemically with your body. A dental implant has several parts. The prosthetic titanium root is placed first and becomes fully integrated with the surrounding bone during the healing stage. The abutment is the portion of the dental prosthetic that attaches to the titanium post and provides a surface above the gum to receive the crown.