Dental implants are one of the leading trends in modern dental prosthetics today, and some of the best technology for replacing teeth available to patients today. Instead of wearing a removable prosthetic device, like dentures, dental implants are surgically affixed to the jawbone and designed to replace the missing tooth, both in complete functionality and esthetics. The prosthetic tooth implant is customized to the patient’s natural dentition, and can be cared for just like real teeth.
The process of inserting and affixing the implant to the bone is completed in one part, while placing the prosthetic tooth on top of the implant is completed last, with about 4-6 months of healing time required in between. Dr. Shim will work with you on the process of implantation, including the consultative and pre-operative procedures necessary to ensure a safe and smooth surgery.
If you think getting a dental implant is right for you, contact us for a consultation. Dental implants go a long way to improving your smile and making life with a missing tooth a whole lot easier!