For a patient who has lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants may be the solution. Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option because they 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. As the jawbone heals, it will fuse with the implant post. 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 crown is ready, our periodontist will check the fit, make any needed adjustments, and then attach it 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 Orlando Periodontics & Implants at least twice a year for routine dental appointments. If cared for well, dental implants can last for years, or even a lifetime.
We invite you to contact our office at 407-277-3300 today to learn more about dental implants in Orlando, Florida, and to set up a consultation with Dr. Michael H. Connor.