When Dental Implants are Needed
If you have missing or damaged teeth that need to be removed, but are also unwilling or cannot get dentures, bridges, or crowns, dental implants would most likely be the best fit for you. Replacing lost teeth is crucial to the overall health and functionality of your mouth, as leaving those spaces unfilled can result in a much larger problem as time goes on. Your oral history, condition of your jawbone, use of tobacco, and your willingness to commit several months to the process all influence whether or not you’d be a good candidate for implants.
Dental Implants Procedure and Recovery Time
Dental implant surgery depends on a few factors of the patient’s unique set of circumstances. The type of implant and condition of your jawbone will both play a role in how Dr. Shim approaches your implant surgery. No matter what set of circumstances you have, however, we’ll always approach your procedure with your comfort top of mind.
The dental implant process is typically completed in stages with healing time factored in between the steps. Depending on your specific case, some of the stages can be combined together and help expedite the process. The full procedure usually looks something like the stages listed below.
- Tooth removal
- Dental implant insertion
- Jawbone healing
- Abutement placement
- Artificial tooth insertion