This may be your first visit to the dentist, or just your first visit in a while either way, you may not know what to expect and you may even be a little nervous but sit back, relax, and let us explain to you what we will be doing during this visit.
We see many patients for dental implant procedures. Dr. Lieu has a blog which he discussed various concerns related to getting, having or maintaining dental implants. A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth. In this procedure, a small titanium dental implant is surgically implanted in the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection. Once the dental implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then puts a replacement tooth on top of the dental implant. This permanent solution has the advantage over a bridge, in that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support, and there is no chance for recurring decay and need for replacing another bridge one day. A dental implant with locator attachments are another great option for stabilizing loose dentures.