Essentially, dental implants are replacement tooth roots which provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth (crowns).
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant in place. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders — such as diabetes or heart disease- or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
Dr Wilson Grigolli, our lead implantologist has over 35 years of experience having placed over 27,000 dental implants. He completed training in Sweden under Per Ingvar Brånemark, the father of dental implantology.
If you are considering implants, talk us today to see if they are the right option for you.