If you’re in need of a replacement tooth, a dental implant is a great, long term option that can help you fill the gap. At Liberty Dental, we’re happy to help you complete, restore, and repair your smile with high-quality dental implants inserted with care and skill.
Dental implants are whole tooth replacement prostheses. They’re designed to replace missing teeth or heavily damaged teeth. An implant consists of a titanium screw which is inserted into the jawbone to provide firm support for an artificial tooth. The implant integrates into the bone over time and an artificial tooth is then placed onto the implant.
Implants are widely considered to be the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, Unlike bridges, and the implant doesn’t rely on adjacent teeth for support.
Furthermore, it’s much more stable and comfortable than a removable denture. They feel and look like natural teeth, restoring the function, bite, and the look of a complete mouth.
Dental implants can be a fantastic option for restoring both the look and functionality of a full smile, but some circumstances may make a patient unable to consider them as an option. This can include inadequate bone density at the implant site or irregular oral anatomy. This is best judged by our team, in cooperation with a specialist with the expertise and experience to figure out the suitability of your case.
The implant planning process is a collaborative effort between our skilled oral surgeon, Dr Hanlie and your dentist. The process of fitting a new dental implant is typically done in two parts. The first part is known as the surgical phase, this is carried out by a Dr Hanlie.
Once the implant is inserted into the jawbone, the gum is closed over it and allowed to heal while your bone is given twelve weeks to fuse to the implant.
After twelve weeks of healing, the implant is uncovered, usually using a laser, and the second phase of constructing the crown for the implant can begin. Impressions will be made of your teeth and used to fashion a crown that fits your mouth. This crown is then attached to the implant.
If you believe or have been told that you’re in need of a dental implant, then we will gladly help you. Get in touch and arrange an appointment. We can assess your situation and recommend the treatment best suited to you.