When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Gregory J. Brandau may recommend dental implants in Sarasota, Florida. A dental implant consists of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. Our dentist will surgically place the dental implant post in the jawbone. Once there, the post acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures and is attached to the top of the dental implant post.
When placing a dental implant, the dental implant post is surgically placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth by our dentist. As your jawbone heals, it grows around the dental implant post, which makes it a permanent part of your smile. The healing process can take about six to twelve weeks. An abutment, which is a small connector post, is attached to the top of the dental implant post. Our dentist will the take impressions of your teeth so that your dental restoration can be custom made. When the dental reconstruction is complete, our dentist will connect it to the abutment. Your dental implant will be very durable, lasting many years, or even a lifetime.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Sterling Dental today.