Getting a dental implant is really very simple. There are only two basic steps to the process, but it’s essential to have them done by an experienced dentist. Here at the office of Drs. Kenneth & Robin Rawlinson, you can get replacements for your missing teeth with skilled and gentle care that results in the restoration of your complete smile.
The procedure actually begins with a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for our dental implants in Riverside. Your gums should be in generally good health, and your jaw bone needs to be sufficiently thick to support the implant. If not, bone grafting can be done to correct the deficiency. Part one of our dental implants in Riverside is the titanium post that will be surgically placed in your jaw. It acts as a root, similar in function to the ones your natural teeth have. There is a period of several months during which your jaw bone grows around the post and then fuses with it. During that time, you can be fitted with a temporary prosthetic tooth for cosmetic enhancement. Only when the fusing is complete will you have impressions taken for the fashioning of the tooth part of the implant. The crown, colored to match your other teeth, is cemented to the top of the post. That’s all there is to it. When done, you have a new tooth that looks, feels, and acts like real teeth do. In fact, you may eventually forget which one of your teeth is the implant. You can talk, laugh, and chew all with complete confidence.
If our dental implants in Riverside sound like exactly what you’ve been looking for, why not set up an appointment to come in for you consultation right now? Get your questions answered, and take the first step toward a replacement tooth that can last a lifetime.