Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS can provide implant candidates with a brand new smile over the course of a few months.
The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. Afterward, an incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured. After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed, an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. The entire implant process is performed over the course of several months depending on the individual patient case.
If you have questions or concerns about dental implant restoration, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.lisbradleydds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS in Brentwood, TN, call 615-778-0810.