If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants may be the solution. Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option because they are permanent and aesthetically appeasing. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, a dental restoration and an abutment.
First, the titanium implant post is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth by our dentists. As the jawbone heals, it will fuse with the implant post. The abutment is placed on the top of the implant post. Impressions are made so that your restoration, like a crown, can be custom made. When your crown is ready, the fit will be checked, any needed adjustments will be made, and the crown will be attached to the abutment.
It may come as a surprise to you that dental implants don’t require any special care. Simply practice proper dental hygiene and schedule regular dental appointments. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C. at least twice a year for routine dental appointments. If cared for well, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
We invite you to contact our office at 401-353-1515 today to learn more about dental implants in North Providence, Rhode Island, and to set up a consultation with Dr. Ercole and Dr. Geunes. Our team is excited to help you reach your smile goals!