What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of two basic parts, a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone and a prosthetic tooth that is attached to the titanium post.
Dr. Grady’s Approach To Dental Implants
As your aesthetic dentist, Dr. Grady works closely with each patient to design the perfect smile. When dental implants are needed Dr Grady’s experience and over site is critical for obtaining optimum results. Dr. Grady begins each implant procedure by evaluating the case and visualizing the final outcome. Careful attention must be paid to ensure the shape and color of the tooth match the rest of the patient’s smile. The surgical portion of the procedure is performed as outpatient surgery by an oral surgeon. The surgeon will place the titanium post in the patient’s jawbone. This treatment stage can vary from one visit to several visits over the course of several months. Once the post is in place Dr. Grady will mount the prosthetic tooth he has designed.
Implants are durable and attractive and can last patients a lifetime. When a dental implant restoration is perfectly constructed, neither the patient or anyone else should have any hint that an implant is there.