Getting a dental implant involves several steps and a healing period of several months, but the rewards are well worth it! Dental implants are titanium replacement roots that mimic natural teeth because we surgically place them directly into the jawbone.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
Our Tampa dentist places the dental implant under local anesthesia, and the process takes 1–2 hours per tooth. After we place the implant, we leave it to heal for several months.
During healing, a process called osseointegration occurs as the titanium implant fuses with the bone and tissue around it. The healing period is when the implant acquires its real strength and resilience, making it unique from all other tooth replacements.
After the healing period, we place a natural-looking tooth restoration on top of the dental implant. Depending on how many teeth we replace, the restoration may be a crown, bridge, or denture.
A Replacement Tooth That Feels Like the Real Thing!
Through the use of dental implants, dental restorations really do feel, look and function like natural teeth. With your new implant, you can chew comfortably, speak clearly, and smile confidently again. Dental implants are meant to be permanent and can last twenty years or longer when maintained properly.
Call Our Tampa Dentist About Dental Implants
If you have one or several missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant. Please call Carrollwood Village Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mancuso to see if an implant is right for you!