A dental implant is an attractive replacement for a missing a tooth. With similar placement and construction to a real tooth, implants look, feel, and function like the real thing. Implants are thus an effective basis for restorations, having had their use perfected over many years. As titanium anchors attached to tiny posts, implants provide a firm foundation for replacement teeth. They act as tooth root substitutes, placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating the aforementioned very strong foundation and preventing deterioration of the bone and your facial structure.
Being such an important life change, the implant process will take several visits. The first few visits will be consultations where your specific needs and considerations will be addressed along with the completion of an appropriate dental examination, health history, and preparation. Our team will work very closely with you to help make your procedure a success. After your consultations, the implants are surgically delivered. During a specified recovery period, a temporary denture is worn to allow the implants to bond. Dr. Morrison will use this time to design your bridgework or final denture, which will be attached to the implant posts.
After healing, the posts are attached and Dr. Morrison will take an impression so as to finish your new teeth and their attachments. When this is complete, the new smile is delivered. Most guests lose no time from their life during this process. And instead gain the ability to eat virtually anything and to smile, laugh, and enjoy life with confidence and comfort, knowing their teeth and facial structure appear natural. In this way, dental implants change the way people live their lives for the better.