Dental implants are one of the most advanced options available for replacing missing or compromised teeth. Unlike other options, such as traditional dental bridges, implants replace the entire tooth structure, leading to a more stable, long-lasting restoration. What is the process for receiving dental implants?
To begin your implant process, you will first meet for a consultation with our periodontist. During this visit, we will carefully evaluate your mouth and jaw structure to determine if dental implants are right for you. Determining factors include your current overall health, bone density, and the nature of the needed restoration. If it is decided that you would most benefit from dental implants, we will schedule your placement appointment.
Placing dental implants is a precise but comfortable process. Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton will insert the biocompatible post or posts recommended for your case into your jaw bone. Our team uses local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during this process. You will then be sent home for a period of healing. This allows the implant to securely bond with your bone. You may be given a temporary restoration at this time.
After a few months, your implant will be ready to receive a permanent restoration. We work with top dental labs to ensure your restoration perfectly matches your surrounding teeth. You will leave this appointment with a beautiful restoration that can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Lawrence, Kansas, we invite you to contact Lawrence Periodontics, LLC at 785-312-3820. Our team looks forward to meeting you!