When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant may recommend dental implants in Jacksonville, North Carolina. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by a specialist. This post acts as replacement tooth roots. The restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is placed by our dentists. Drs. Armstrong and Tant also provide mini dental implants to support dentures.
Before placing an implant restoration, you will have a titanium implant post surgically placed in the bone socket of your missing tooth by a specialist. During the healing process, your jawbone will grow around the implant post, anchoring it in place and making it a permanent part of your smile. The healing process usually takes six to twelve weeks. After your jaw has healed, our dentists will place a connector post called an abutment to the implant post. Then impressions will be made of your teeth so that the restoration can be constructed. When the restoration is complete, our dentists will attach it to the abutment.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.