Dental implants are a long-lasting choice for tooth replacement and as close to natural teeth as possible. Placed with precision in the exact location where your original tooth used to be, dental implants provide the same strength and function natural teeth do. Modern ceramic or porcelain crowns placed on top of dental implants are, in fact, so life-like that you may forget they aren't your natural teeth. Dental implants can also support dentures for patients with more than one missing tooth. The security and confidence dental implants offer will definitely have you smiling for a long time to come.
To plan your restoration, Dr. Ricky Chung uses the latest technology, including digital X-rays and 3D mapping and models. In addition, he collaborates with highly regarded specialists to ensure your restoration is reliable and long-lasting.
IMPLANTS SURGICAL PROCEDURE
In many cases, the implant placement procedure is actually easier than patients anticipate. Using advanced anesthetic, the dentist numbs the implant site and carefully places the implant in its designated space. The implant is then covered with a protective cap to keep it safe throughout the healing period. In certain cases, the dentist will place a temporary crown on top of the implant right after the implant surgery.
To withstand normal bite forces, dental implant restorations need to fully integrate with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Depending on your specific requirements, Dr. Chung will provide a customized solution to ensure you are able to function normally until the implant is fully integrated. The healing period usually lasts three to six months. During this time, the bone grows around the implant. Implant placement causes minimal discomfort, especially compared to tooth extraction.
IMPLANT RESTORATIVE OPTIONS
Dr. Chung will customize a complete treatment plan for you that includes different restoration options and help you decide which solution best suits your needs.
After the implant placement and healing period, Dr. Chung can customize crowns, bridges, or dentures and attach them to the implants with small screws or dental cement.
Dental implants have numerous benefits, the most important one being that they fully restore your chewing, biting, and speaking abilities as well as your confidence in your smile. However, they do come at a cost as they require the use of the latest techniques and technology as well as advanced training. Taking all of these aspects into account, dental implants are considered to offer great value for money as they provide strength, durability, and long-lasting results.
The cost of dental implants depends on multiple critical factors that are unique to each patient. A dental implant fee that is quoted without careful evaluation of your specific needs may be incomplete and not consider what's best for you as an individual. Our doctor will only customize your treatment plan after carefully evaluating your current oral condition, as well as your needs, wants, and budget.
Implant dentistry provides the highest possible value and restores your natural oral functions so that you can have a smile you are proud to show off. We look forward to helping you find your ideal solution!