Most of our patients find they have a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss, once they undergo the dental implant multi-step placement process. Dental implants have changed dentistry and your Midwood dental implant surgeon, Marc. B. Hertz, DDS, PC, gives you the opportunity for a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. With dental implants you will have a smile that looks and feels like your own natural teeth. Dr. Hertz educates all of our patients on the entire dental implant placement process, making you well aware that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic fix. In order to maintain the overall health and function of your surrounding teeth, replacing a lost tooth is necessary to avoid tooth movement and loss of bone from the jaw in that area.
Whether your tooth, or teeth, are missing or extracted, it is now a workable option to replace them with dental implants. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain and looks amazingly like your natural tooth. One part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that gets cemented on top of the implant. Your Midwood dental implant surgeon handles the placement of your implants with precise skill, placing them within the jawbone with expert accuracy. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures that tend to shift when you chew or talk. With removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Dental implant placement is done under local anesthesia and, without any complications, one implant will take a little over an hour. Most patients actually tell us that the placement procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. You may experience mild soreness or swelling, which is easily treated with over the counter medicines, and most patients return to work the next day. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth, usually titanium, and should last between 15 and 25 years. Dental implant placement with our Midwood dental implant surgeon, Dr. Hertz, is a secure resolution to replace your lost teeth. Whether it’s to replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, secure a bridge, or to fix a bite problem, you have the option here to do it with the knowledge to put your mind at ease.