How Can Dental Implants Help Me?
Dental implants can help you if you are missing one or more teeth. This alternative to conventional dentures may be right for you if you do not want to worry about removing and soaking your dentures. Dental implants can help if you worry about your dentures slipping as you speak or if you are tired of food getting up under your plate.
You might benefit from dental implants if you need a bridge to replace a missing tooth. Bridges stay in your mouth, but food can get under bridges to cause gum disease and other oral health problems.
What Can I Expect?
The dental implant procedure requires several trips to the dentist. During the first appointment, Dr. Haggerty will remove the affected tooth and prepare your jaw for surgery as needed. At the next appointment, Dr. Haggerty will place the titanium post in your jawbone.
After giving your jawbone time to heal, you will return for the next appointment. At this time, Dr. Haggerty will place an extension of the implant metal post, known as the abutment. After the soft tissue heals from this procedure, Dr. Haggerty will make molds of your teeth and jawbone that will help him create the replacement tooth or teeth.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are missing one or more teeth and are interesting in finding out if dental implants are right for you, make an appointment with Leisure Dental. Dr. Haggerty has the training, experience, and tools necessary to offer dental implants to patients living in Norfolk, VA.