If you’re missing a tooth and you’re interested in dental implants, you most likely have many questions. This is to be expected. You’re not supposed to know everything about every restoration. However, having questions might make you hesitate about treatment, so it’s best to find the answers quickly. So, to help you, Dr. David L. Sykes is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about dental implants in Linwood, New Jersey.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are strong dental restorations that replace your missing teeth and their roots. They are made of a dental screw, an abutment, and a dental crown. They are embedded into your jawbone and act and feel just like your natural teeth.
What can dental implants do for me?
Dental implants can replace your missing teeth for a lifetime. Because they are imbedded into the jaw, they keep the jawbone in top-top shape and they provide a strength and reliability no other dental restoration can. They offer natural-looking and natural-feeling results, and they can give you the smile you have always wanted, which can greatly boost your self-esteem.
What is the process of installing a dental implant?
First, we will implant a dental screw, or post, into the gum socket of your missing tooth. Then, you will need to wait for some time to allow the bone to heal around it. This could take several months. Once the healing is over, we will place an abutment on the post, which is a necessary extension. When the soft tissues heal, Dr. David L. Sykes will create a dental crown just for you and will place it over the abutment, giving you the strong and reliable tooth you need.