If you’re missing a tooth, it can severely compromise your oral health. One of the most effective ways that your dentist, Dr. Dr. Lois Lee, recommends restoring a missing tooth is to install a dental implant.
If the damage to the tooth resulted in the loss of bone structure in the jaw, we might recommend receiving a bone graft before placing the implant.
The dental implant procedure in Lynwood, [state], can be performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated, so you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
During the treatment, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain access to the bone. Then, a narrow channel will be drilled and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your natural jawbone to create a strong abutment.
After your gums have healed and the implant has fused with the bone, we can start the process of fully restoring the tooth with a standard dental crown.
If you are missing a tooth, you should call the highly trained dental professionals at [practice_name] at [phone] to explore your restoration options.