Our team at Parkway Place Family Dentistry is here to help you smile with confidence again. Take the quiz to see if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment.
Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
Dental implants are made from titanium. This type of metal is strong, long-lasting, and biocompatible, meaning that it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in your jaw. Once placed, the implants will be absorbed by your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your artificial teeth.
You will make 3-4 office visits during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions provided to you by your oral surgeon to ensure a comfortable recovery.
No, Dr. Lin uses crowns and bridges to restore (or complete) a dental implant. You will undergo your implant surgery with your oral surgeon, but Dr. Lin will work closely with them from the beginning of your case to the end to make sure every aspect of your care is accounted for.