How Dental Implants Work
After preparation of the jaw area, a dental professional will numb the area for patient comfort during surgery. Next, a hole is drilled into the jaw where the implant is required, and a sturdy titanium screw is inserted to hold the implant in place. The porcelain crown, which looks and feels like a natural tooth, is then implanted into the screw.
"It's a generally safe and effective procedure," Dr. Cooper says, "and for most patients, highly worthwhile." The Pasadena dentist finds that most individuals prefer the permanency of dental implants to a removable prosthesis, such as dentures. However, removable dental implants are also available.
Dental Implant Questions
There are some questions patients should ask their provider regarding dental implants and periodontist treatment. According to the Pasadena periodontist specialist, these include:
Â - What type of anesthesia do you recommend for me?
Â - Do you offer sedation dentistry if I am anxious?
Â - For my situation, do you recommend fixed dental implants, or removable?
This permanent, hassle-free solution to tooth loss is available at Pasadena Dental Implants. For more information on treatments available from this Pasadena dentist, visit www.pasadenadentalimplants.com. Â
Peter G. Cooper, D.D.S.
175 S. El Molino, Suite 4
Pasadena, CA 91101