Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the post, creating a strong foundation for the implant crown. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone loss which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Kraft. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success. Give us a call at Brittany Kraft, DDS Phone Number (585) 385-5940 for more information!
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for restoring a natural looking tooth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone, in some cases, bone grafting may be necessary. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. Ask Dr. Kraft about options for temporary teeth during the healing process. As you are healing, Dr. Kraft can designs the final bridgework, dentures or crown which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the dental implant has completely bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. Dr. Kraft can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.