There is no better option for replacing a missing tooth than a dental implant. An implant functions and looks more like a natural tooth than dentures, and because it’s permanently fused to your jaw bone, there is no risk of slippage. An implant is composed of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The post serves as the tooth’s “root,” anchoring the crown or artificial tooth into place. Today’s crowns are so perfectly shaped and color-matched to your natural teeth that it’s nearly impossible to discern a difference between the two.
The procedure typically requires three visits to Dr. Kamanin’s office. At the first appointment, the post into the jawbone. This step is performed with the use of local anesthesia. At the second appointment, an “abutment” is placed on top of your post. It will serve as a connector between the post and your crown. During this visit, Dr. Kamanin will also make a mold to serve as a blueprint for your prosthetic tooth. At your final appointment, the prosthetic is affixed to the abutment.
For successful implant surgery, a potential candidate must have:
If your jawbone mass is not sufficient to support an implant, a bone graft may be recommended first. Those with chronic health conditions, like diabetes, and patients who smoke may not be good candidates for dental implants.
Dental implants offer numerous benefits over all other replacement options. Among these, they:
Our practice accepts a number of different insurance plans, however we do not accept HMO plans. If you have any questions about coverage please call our office, we are happy to help!
*Please note our office does NOT accept any HMO plans.*