Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium so that they can fully integrate with your bone. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to meet your needs and provide the best results. Most dental implants consist of several parts including the implant itself, the abutment, and the implant crown. The dental implant mimics a tooth root and provides the foundation for your implant crown. The abutment holds your crown.
Placing dental implants requires oral surgery in order to introduce the implant to your jawbone. Both the surgery and recovery are much easier than you might first imagine. Dr. Elfar is very gentle and will ensure you are completely comfortable for your surgical procedure. She will provide expert advice for your recovery and make recommendations to help everything go smoothly and painlessly.
After we place your dental implant, we will allow time for it to properly integrate with your bone before placing your final crown. In some cases, immediate placement is possible, but generally speaking, healing can take between one to six months.
Custom Implant Crowns
We design your implant crown to look like your natural teeth so that it matches your smile. Once healing occurs, your implant crown will not only complete your smile and fill in the gap in your teeth, it will also provide a stable chewing surface.
The success of your dental implant and crown depends on upon you taking excellent care of your teeth and gums. Your implant is an investment, and when you care for it properly, it can last a lifetime.
Our team will go over any special instructions for taking care of your dental implant. We will also recommend professional cleanings on a regular schedule along with dental exams to make sure you remain healthy.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have benefits that go beyond simply filling in a gap in your smile. Dental implants support your health by helping to retain your bone. When tooth loss occurs, your bone may begin to resorb and can create instability with your other teeth and create occlusal (bite) problems.
Call Us for a Consultation
Do you have missing teeth and want to know if dental implants are right for you? Call our Livingston dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elfar. He can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants and share all of your options.