Replace your missing tooth with dental implants
Implant dentistry has the best long-term success of tooth replacement available today. When considering implant dentistry to replace a missing tooth or several teeth you need a dentist experienced in treatment planning, coordination of surgical implant placement with a specialist and competence in managing the restoration process.
The implant restoration process is always part of a comprehensive treatment plan that is very patient specific and varies from person to person, but in general the process is: Surgical placement of the dental implant into the jawbone by an oral surgeon or periodontist followed by 4-6 months of healing. Impressions begin the restoration process of the implant with the crown of the tooth or attachments to retain a denture; the restoration process generally takes 4-6 weeks.
Success rates of dental implants vary but are greatly influenced by the the skill and experience of the surgeon and the restoring dentist. Dental implants have success rates of nearly 98% in healthy non-smoking adults with healthy gums and enough bone. With proper surgical placement, restoration design and home care implants can last a lifetime.