Dental implants have been used for over two decades as a means to effectively restore the function and appearance of a missing tooth. If you have recently lost a tooth and you would like to explore your restoration options, via a dental implant, you should not delay in calling the dental professionals at Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry.
During your initial consultation we will examine the area as well as your related jaw structure. This usually involves taking some X-rays or performing a CT scan. In many cases, if the tooth that was extracted due to advanced tooth decay issues, or If you’ve struggled with chronic gum disease it might have resulted in a loss of critical bone structure in your jaw. If this is the case, we might recommend that you receive a bone graft to restore enough structure to mount an implant.
The implant procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires deep sedation. So you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you out at home while you are getting back on your feet.
During the procedure oral surgeon making a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. They will then make a narrow channel into the bone and screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor.
Once the titanium implant has sufficiently fused to the bone, Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry can fit the implant with a standard crown.
If you are missing a tooth and you would like to explore your restoration options, via a dental implant, you should call Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry at 805-654-1174 to schedule a consultation.