What is a Dental Implant ?
A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. The cylindrically shaped implant was surgically placed inside the bone to replace missing tooth root. After healing, the implant can be used to support single dental crowns or act as a support to dental bridges or dentures.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implant ?
If you have one or more missing teeth, or if you want to replace dental bridges, wobbling dentures, you may consider having dental implants for better esthetics, comfort, and confidence.
Does it hurt to have Dental Implant?
Dental Implants are placed inside the jawbone under local anesthesia, similar to the numbing sensation from getting a filling done. Additional medications are provided after implant placement to prevent infection, inflammation, and swelling for the purpose of pain control.