Dental implants may be the solution for a patient who has lost one or more permanent teeth. Dental implants are permanent and aesthetically appeasing. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, a dental restoration and an abutment.
What Should I Expect?
First, the dental implant post is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth by our oral surgeon. Your jawbone will fuse to the implant post as it heals. The healing process typically takes three to six months. The abutment is placed on the top of the implant post. Impressions are made so that your dental restoration, like a dental crown, can be custom made. When your restoration is ready, the fit will be checked, any needed adjustments will be made, and it will be attached to the abutment.
How Should I Care for My New Implant?
It may come as a surprise to you that dental implants don’t require any special care. Simply practice proper dental hygiene and schedule regular dental appointments. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at least twice a year for routine dental cleanings and exams. If cared for well, dental implants can last for many years, or even a lifetime.
Feel free to contact our office at 918-743-1351 today to learn more about dental implants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to set up a visit with Dr. Daniel Cannon.