What are Dental Implants?
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental Implants Real Patient Story
Tooth Implant Procedure
The tooth implant procedure involves several steps:
The First Step – One or more implants are precisely placed into the jaw bone to mirror the location of the root of the missing natural tooth.
The Second Step – After appropriate healing time has taken place, to allow for the implant to fuse within the bone, impressions or digital scans of the teeth and bite are taken to custom fabricate a connector post or abutment, and crown.
The Final Step – The abutment and crown are attached to the implant, completing the process.
Dental Implant Restoration
It is very unlikely that your dental implant will ever fracture or break. If this rarity occurs Drs. Roberts and Sirota can help. Our staff will take X-rays to determine if the implant has a fracture or if the problem is with the abutment or the crown anchor. If the abutment is the source of the problem we can use bonding materials for a quick restoration.
However, if the problem is with the implant patients may require a more invasive procedure. This can involve removal of the implant entirely, a bone graft depending on your jawbone condition, and replacement of all the implant parts. If you feel that something is wrong with your implant, schedule an appointment immediately with our staff.