For many people who are missing teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to having your own teeth. Often patients will have implants placed following a tooth extraction and/or a bone graft. With years of university-based research and clinical use, there is now a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing alternative to missing teeth: dental implants.
Dental Implant PROCEDURE
Our dental implant patients are typically placed under local anesthesia during the procedure. With the assistance of our Erbium Chromium YSGG laser, this procedure is less traumatic than an extraction and post-operatively should be less tender. The dental implant is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal for about four months. The dental implant may be temporized immediately but this is usually under special conditions. Most of the time, the dental implant is completed in two stages for optimal healing: Implant Placement and Healing followed by the Restorative phase. The prosthetic device is fabricated by your dentist and placed.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE of Dental Implants
To maintain your dental implants, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program. If you follow the program consistently your dental implants from North Raleigh Periodontics can last as long as your natural teeth.
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