Implant Placements & Restoration

Dental Implants
Placement & Restoration

Missing teeth can have negative effects on your oral health and well-being. Leaving the gaps empty for a long time can cause adjacent teeth to move, throw your bite out of balance, and lead to jaw and facial pain. The change in your smile can also affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Nonetheless, you can correct the problem with the help of dental professionals. An implant offers a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth. At Westwood Dental, we provide this service, and we're happy to share more information about it during your visit.

Get in touch with us to schedule your initial consultation.

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What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post attached to the jawbone via surgery. It replaces the root of the tooth and fuses with the jawbone. This makes it a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. Aside from securing your new tooth, an implant can also serve as support for bridges and dentures.

What Are the Steps Involved in a Dental Implant Procedure?

A dental implant procedure usually comes in three stages: attaching the implants, placing the abutment, and affixing the dental prosthetic or artificial tooth.

Implant placement can take up to an hour for a single implant. The duration and number of appointments vary per individual. Your dentist will discuss sedation options before surgery. A local anesthetic will also be administered to numb the treatment area.

Your surgeon makes a small cut in the gum tissue to expose the bone. Then, the titanium implant is inserted. Afterward, you wait until the site heals, which can take up to 6 months. Your dental team will provide care instructions for smooth healing and recovery.

You may need to return for follow-up checks so your surgeon can also assess if you're ready to move to the second phase of the treatment.

The next step is fitting the abutment into the implant. From there, the site is allowed to heal first. On your last visit, the prosthetic is attached to the abutment. Your surgeon fits it in your mouth to ensure it looks natural and holds up well.

And your implant restoration is complete! You only need to make periodic dental visits so your dental team can monitor your progress and check the condition of your new smile.

At Westwood Dental, we are proud to offer same day implants. Our cutting edge technology and highly skilled dentists work together to make sure our patients receive the best care possible in a timely manner. If you are interested in learning more about how same day implants can help you, give us a call at . We look forward to hearing from you!

Implant Restoration Procedure:

What Can You Expect After the Procedure?

The area may feel sore, but taking the medications prescribed by your dentist should help you feel better. Implants are designed to improve your bite, so any discomfort related to tooth misalignment should also start to lessen.

Benefits of Implant Restoration

  • Using implants to restore your smile offers several benefits, including the following:
  • Replacing missing teeth permanently
  • Offering stable tooth restoration that doesn't move or come off
  • Enhancing speech ability
  • Restoring bite force
  • Giving the ability to enjoy a wider food variety
  • Preserving facial structure
  • Making you look younger with refined facial features

Find Out if Dental Implants Are the Right Choice for Enhancing Your Smile

Dental implants can change your life for the better. Not having to hide your smile anymore and allowing yourself to enjoy the foods you love are only a few of the benefits this procedure has to offer.

If you're interested in learning more about implant restoration and if you're a good candidate for it, contact us at Westwood Dental. Let's book you for an assessment with our dentist.