Dental implants are usually completed in two phases.
During the first stage of treatment, the actual implant is placed. This process is generally performed in our office with light sedation to help make the patient more comfortable. Using precise, gentle surgical techniques, the Implant is placed into the jawbone for 3 to 6 months while osseointegration (bonding to bone) takes place. This helps ensure a strong, solid foundation for replacement teeth.
In the second stage of treatment, we must create and attach the new tooth or teeth to the anchored Implant(s) in your jaw. Dental Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or complete dentures. During your initial consultation with Dr. Little, we will recommend the best treatment for you based upon your individual needs.
For more information on Dental Implants, please contact West Hills Family Dentistry Center today on (503) 291-0000 or click here to email us.