Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. Implants consist of titanium posts, topped with artificial restorations. The posts are surgically placed in the jawbone to function as a tooth “root.” The posts extend from the jawbone through the gums, and are topped with restorations, such as crowns or bridges, that resemble natural teeth both in appearance and function.
If we determine that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, we will refer you to an experienced, respected oral surgeon in the area who will place the implant posts. After the surgery, the implant posts need to heal for approximately three to six months. During this healing period (called osseointegration) the titanium post fuses with your jawbone to provide a solid foundation on which to place the artificial tooth restoration. Once the implant post has successfully integrated into the jawbone, and the area is healed, Dr. Ching Chang or Dr. Kathleen Pham begins work on your restoration. We may suggest placing a crown, or perhaps a bridge, depending on your needs. Dental implants can even anchor a full or partial set of dentures. If you are interested in dental implants, contact our office manager for price, serving all area residents.