Implant Dentistry in Spring Valley
Replacing Your Teeth & Restoring Your Smile
If you have difficulty eating or speaking, or have been experiencing self-consciousness due to missing teeth, implants may be the right solution for you. Dental implants are often an effective solution for people of all ages, except for those who have experienced significant gum disease. At Dental Health 360°, we strive to use dental implant restorations to provide patients who have missing teeth with a long-term solution.
What to Expect from the Implant Process
The purpose of dental implant surgery is to permanently place a dental implant into your jawbone, which can then be used to attach a prosthetic tooth or fixture. This procedure is performed to replace one or more missing teeth and restore both the functionality and health of your smile. Before the procedure, our implant dentistry team will perform an examination, take x-rays, and consult with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for implant dentistry in Spring Valley.
The actual dental implant surgery is typically performed in three steps:
- The implant will be placed to connect with the jawbone. This can take three to six months for full recovery, on average.
- An extension will be attached to the implant, known as the post. This is used to attach a replacement tooth.
- A crown will be created in the same shape, size, and color of your teeth and then attached to the implant.
Types of Dental Implants & Uses
When considering dental implants to replace a missing tooth, there are a few different options. The type of implant our team will recommend may depend on a number of factors, such as how the tooth was lost (extraction, decay, damage, etc.) and your goals for treatment. We will consult with you to discuss your desired outcome and examine your current oral health before making a recommendation.
The main types of dental implants include:
- Implants to support fixed bridgework
- Mini and micro implants
- Subperiosteal implants
- Single tooth implants
- Multi-tooth implants
- Transosteal implants
- Temporary implants
- Endosteal implants
Learn more about dental implants by reading Are Dental Implants Right For Me? on our blog.