Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. They’re designed to blend with your natural smile, making them unnoticeable to your friends and family. Another benefit of implants is their easy care routine; merely care for them like your natural teeth—with regular brushing and flossing.
Dental implants require two office visits to complete. During your first visit, Dr. Owoc will surgically place the implant fixture. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that we perform in our White Oak office.
The implant fixture functions like the root of your natural teeth, holding your implant in place. After the fixture is placed, your jawbone creates a firm bond with it through a process called osseointegration.
Finally, the last step toward your new smile is to set the implant crown. Dr. Owoc will provide a temporary crown during your first visit to protect your implant while we manufacture your stunning permanent restoration. Once your custom-designed porcelain crown is ready, you’ll return to our office, and Dr. Owoc will complete the implant process.
Like single tooth restorations, replacing more than one missing tooth with dental implants still only requires two visits to our office. To avoid any adverse effects associated with being toothless, it’s vital that you restore the gaps in your smile with dental implants as soon as possible.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates healthy jawbone growth and stops your natural teeth from sliding out of place. These are only a few of the many benefits dental implants provide.
Furthermore, we can pair dental implant treatment with a dental bridge to restore multiple teeth with fewer implants. An implant-secured bridge provides superior stability that goes unmatched by traditional bridges.
Some patients are missing most or all of their teeth or have dentures and need a sturdier option. In these situations, Dr. Owoc might recommend a full-arch restoration. This implant-supported prosthetic provides patients with an entire arch of teeth that look and feel natural.
One prominent advantage of full-arch restorations is that you’ll leave our office with a temporary prosthetic that’s aesthetically pleasing and functions like your other teeth. Once your mouth has had time to heal, Dr. Owoc will place your permanent restoration.