Dental implants are small, screw-like rods that replace one or several missing teeth. To determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, we will start with an initial assessment and 3D X-ray to gather information. Dentistry at the Heights offers the latest technology to make your entire experience more comfortable.View transcript
So a dental implant is basically that root-form metal screw that goes in the bone where the tooth was lost. A dental implant can replace a single tooth, or you can have multiple dental implants if you're missing multiple teeth. So if you come in for a consultation, we can kind of figure out what works best for you. So almost everybody is a good candidate for a dental implant. However, we just basically have everybody come in, we do initial assessment with a 3D x-ray, and then we can gather the information from there. And a lot of times what we're doing now is called Guided Implant Surgery, so it's pretty incredible. You can do the surgeries much more efficiently without as much postoperative discomfort and get the results a lot faster. So we're big on technology, and we find that it makes the patient experience so much better. An implant procedure could take one visit from start to finish, or two visits from start to finish after the initial assessment, basically. Some cases can take months, you know. So it really depends upon if it's a full mouth rehabilitation case, it's going to take a little longer. Or if it's a single implant, it'll be really quick. So the recovery process from a dental implant can be just anywhere from a day or two of mild discomfort that you just take Motrin or Tylenol for. In some cases, if you're doing more extensive treatment, it might be a little bit longer. But, generally speaking, most of our patients who get dental implants are amazed in how little discomfort they have postoperatively. So most patients who get dental implants are amazed at how seamless the process is with the incorporation of technology, how few visits it is, and how amazing the results are, and how much they resemble natural teeth. There's no substitute for your own teeth, but dental implants is the best thing we have to replace missing teeth. So I encourage anybody who is missing teeth or has ever thought about replacing teeth to have a consultation with us, and we can let you know if you're a good candidate and what's involved.