Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. The implant is added to the jawbone and substitutes for the roots of the missing tooth. The implant procedure can be done by a dentist, periodontist, prosthodontist, or oral surgeon. It takes several appointments and is done over a period of 3-6 months.

  • Call Your Dentist

    It is normal to have some swelling or discomfort right after the procedure. Call your dentist if the pain worsens.

    If you have an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. The implant is added to the jawbone and substitutes for the roots of the missing tooth. The implant procedure can be done by a dentist, periodontist, prosthodontist, or oral surgeon. It takes several appointments and is done over a period of 3-6 months.

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure


    You may have missing teeth due to injury, disease, or
    decay
    . Implants can be used to prevent problems associated with missing teeth, such as:

    • Difficulty chewing
    • Problems with appearance, especially if your face appears sunken due to missing teeth
    • Problems with remaining teeth—teeth may become tipped or crowded

    Dental implants may also be used to replace dentures or help retain existing dentures.

  • Possible Complications

    Potential problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your dentist will review potential problems, like:

    • Infection at the implant site
    • Adverse reaction to anesthesia—light-headedness, low blood pressure, and wheezing
    • Injury or damage to nearby teeth
    • Nerve damage
    • Sinus problems if implants were placed in the upper jaw
    • Implant is rejected by your body

    Talk to your dentist about these risks before the procedure.