You may qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth and are in relatively good overall health. The only way of determining your eligibility for implants is to consult with Dr. Fisher to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new tooth structure.
The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 6 and 9 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where it will reside for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. The average implant placement procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours, you’ll be sedated and/or anesthetized for the duration of the treatment. At the conclusion of the healing period, you’ll return to Fisher Dental to be fitted for permanent crowns and have them placed on top of the implant.
It is normal to experience some discomfort, including bruising and swelling following a dental implant procedure. However, inflammation and pain may be managed with over-the-counter medications, hydrocodone, or codeine. You may be asked to eat only soft foods for a short period until the surgical site heals. While the tooth is missing and the implant is healing/integrating, Dr. Fisher can arrange to place a temporary for an esthetic healing period. Dr. Fisher’s priority is for her patients to look good, feel good and be healthy!