Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Because the dental implant is placed into the jaw bone, it will help stimulate the bone just as a natural tooth root does, which then keeps the jaw bone intact and prevents it from deteriorating over time. Not only will this provide a strong foundation for biting and chewing, but the dental implants will also allow for the replacement of the entire missing tooth, which was never before possible. Thanks to years of progress and improved techniques, dental implants will look, feel and function like natural teeth when done properly. Implants avoid many of the undesirable effects of bridges and dentures and are the standard of care to replace missing teeth with many decades of documented clinical use.
At your initial consultation Drs Goldman or Bloom will assess your suitability for implant placement, inform you about the process, discuss costs, health insurance item numbers and arrange for scans.
Placing the implant is a routine procedure performed under local anaesthetic, although it can be done using happy gas or sedation upon request. Pain relief is also provided following the procedure.
After a period of healing the permanent tooth inserted into the implant, so it can look and function like a natural tooth.