Periodontics

SURGICAL PLACEMENT OF IMPLANTS

Dental implants are titanium screws that, once placed in jaw bones, mimic natural tooth roots and allow us to replace missing teeth with implant crowns. Our periodontist performs dental implant placement in our office, under local anesthesia. Before a crown can be placed on the dental implant post, your bone must grow around it (osseous integration) which takes 3-5 months. In the interim, a temporary crown or bridge can be made to fill in the missing tooth space.