This post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City concentrates on the preparation required for a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. The bone and the post grow together and become a solid foundation for one or more artificial teeth. This foundation is so strong that implant-supported teeth function like natural teeth; most patients have normal biting and chewing power.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for a dental implant include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, ample bone structure, and are in good overall health. For most patients who have lost teeth, dental implants are a good option.
What preparation is needed?
Dental implants take multiple visits and the process varies from patient to patient. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone mass at the implant site, bone grafting can promote new bone growth.
The dental implant process can take up to a year, start-to-finish. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we have placed them in patients from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay. People also come to our practice for our complete general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!