Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option if you need to restore a damaged or missing tooth. Our team may recommend dental implants because they offer a permanent and stable solution to your mouth’s cosmetic and functional needs. This will depend on how well they will function with your mouth and lifestyle as well.
Dental implants, once placed, look just like a regular tooth and are just as durable and functional. The first step of the dental implant process is to surgically place the dental implant post in the jawbone.
Then, the jawbone needs a few months to heal around the post, which is the longest part of the implant process. During this time, you may need to eat a soft-food diet to promote proper healing.
Once the jaw has healed and bonded with the post, our team will place a dental restoration over the post to replace the crown portion of the tooth and complete your smile.
If you have suffered tooth loss and are looking to enhance your smile, we encourage you to speak with Dr. Glenn Shefter about receiving dental implants in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and determine if they are the right solution for you. Please feel free to call Mountain Perio at 828-693-7533 if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.