Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Dental implants are innovative replacement teeth that consist of three parts: a post, an abutment, and a restoration. The post serves as a prosthetic tooth root and is surgically implanted into the jawbone. After the jawbone has healed around the post, Dr. Hansen will attach an abutment that protrudes slightly from the gum line, and that can be used to secure your custom restoration. For single tooth loss, a single implant and crown can create a lifelike replacement. Larger restorations, like bridges, partials, and dentures, may require more than one implant, depending on the number of teeth roots you’ve lost.
Qualifying for Dental Implants
There are several benefits to dental implants, including unmatched support for your replacement teeth, as well as stimulation that keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. However, before you can receive an implant, Dr. Hansen will first ensure that your jawbone is healthy and strong enough to support it. Also, your gums must be free of gum disease to prevent periodontal and jawbone erosion that can compromise your dental implant.
Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!
At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.