Oral Surgery Associates
Private Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental implants are a very successful way of replacing one or more missing teeth. The process involves a team approach with a dentist as well as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. To place a dental implant, gum tissue at the site of the implant is opened up to expose the bone. The bone is drilled and a titanium implant is inserted where the root of your tooth had been. Once the bone and gum has healed (3-6 months), the post is attached to the implant by your dentist and the crown is placed over the post and cemented into place.