Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dr. Matthew Moen has completed various courses and undergone extensive training in implant surgical procedures and restorative treatment.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
What does getting dental implants involve?
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
Dr. Matthew Moen and staff will take X-rays/CT and impressions (molds) of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. If the tooth needs to be extracted prior to having an implant, the area will be grafted and allowed to heal for three to nine months depending on type and size of graft.
The implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate for three to six months. Dr. Moen will have multiple follow ups to check stability and healing.
After a healing period, the artificial teeth are fabricated and are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.