Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you wish to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile? Ask Dr. John S. Grisham about dental implants in Littleton, New Hampshire. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in our jawbone, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which is usually a dental crown, is attached to the top of the dental implant post.
To place a dental implant, our dentist will first surgically place the dental implant post in the bone socket of your missing tooth. During the healing process, which will take about six to eight weeks, the jawbone will grow around the implant post. This makes the dental implant a permanent part of your smile. After the jawbone has healed, our dentist will attach a small connector post called an abutment to the implant post. Impressions are taken of your teeth so the dental restoration can be constructed. When the dental restoration is complete, our dentist will attach it to the abutment.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn if dental implants are right for you and to schedule your next appointment.