How do dental implants work?
The loss of just one tooth can lead to a series of events that can seriously compromise your overall oral health. Surrounding teeth can shift into the space left by the missing tooth, and surrounding bone can start to deteriorate. Replacing missing teeth is important, and dental implants are one of the most effective options available today.
Dental implants require the placement of a titanium replacement root into your jaw. Dr. Chung’s experience with placing and restoring dental implants allows him to perform the entire procedure from start to finish here at our Hartford office.
Every case is different, but once the implant has been secured in the jawbone, healing usually takes several months. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate once we’re familiar with your specific case. Once the bone heals, we anchor a replacement tooth like a crown, bridge, or denture to the implant.
Dental implants have changed the way we look at tooth replacement. Dental implants are secure and durable and should be cleaned and cared for in the same way as your natural teeth. There’s a lot to consider when thinking about having a dental implant placed. We encourage you to contact our Hartford, CT dental office today at JP Dental! Our dedicated team is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.