In the past if you were missing a tooth due to extraction from severe tooth decay or fracture, the only effective way to restore the missing tooth’s function and appearance was to have a bridge installed. In recent years, dental implants have become a more popular methods Dr. Nam Cho recommends for restoring a missing tooth.
Receiving the initial implant requires you to be sedated. After the procedure you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.
Installing the implant requires a small channel to be made in your jaw bone. Then a titanium implant abutment is screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and in time the titanium implant will fuse with your natural bone structure.
Once your gums have healed and the implant has become fully integrated into your jaw, Dr. Nam Cho can take an impression of the abutment before fitting it with a new permanent crown.
With proper care and cleaning in your daily oral hygiene routine, your new dental implant should serve you for many years to come.
If you’re missing a tooth and you are interested in having it restored with a dental implant, you should call Dr. Nam Cho at 818-365-5636 to schedule an appointment.