How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are modern dentistry’s solution to permanently replace missing teeth. They are an ideal smile solution for most patients that have experienced tooth loss from oral health concerns such as advanced gum disease, decay or dental trauma. Once it has been determined that you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth, our periodontists at Benchmark Periodontics will surgically place them by implanting a titanium screw-like post into your jaw bone. These posts are strategically placed to provide optimal support to allow for the dental implants to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Once the post has been placed, a dental crown is attached to it above the gum line with an abutment. The end result is a completely natural looking smile that restores function to allow you to bite, chew, speak and smile freely and normally again.
Placement is safe and generally well-tolerated, but we are happy to provide sedation dentistry options for patients that experience dental fear or anxiety to help you relax and feel comfortable during the appointment.