Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Do you desire to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile? Ask Dr. Robert H. Watson about dental implants in Charlotte, 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, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the top of the dental implant post.
Our dentist will first surgically place the dental implant post in the socket of the missing tooth. During the healing process, your jawbone will grow around the implant post. This makes the dental implant a permanent part of your smile. It will take your jaw about six to twelve weeks to heal. A small connector post called an abutment is then attached to the dental implant post. Our dentist will then take impressions of your teeth so that a dental restoration can be custom made. When it is complete, the dental restoration is attached to the abutment.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.