FAQs About Dental Implant Surgery
In Concord, NH
The Dental Implant Process
There are a few steps involved when getting dental implants at our Concord office.
Once Dr. Sheffler has completed an evaluation of your dental and medical health history, he will decide if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If he decides you are, you will have a thorough consultation before your treatment plan starts.
Initial Implant Placement
Dr. Sheffler will place your dental implant into your jaw while you are under local anesthesia. You will then need a few months to heal and allow your jaw bone to fuse to the implant and anchor it into position.
An additional minor procedure may need to be performed to create a better opening for the artificial tooth.
Implants Prosthetic Attachment
At this point in the process, Dr. Sheffler will attach a prosthetic post to your implant.
He will then make an impression, and an artificial tooth will be made.
Dr. Sheffler will provide instructions on properly caring for and maintaining your new implant before, during, and after treatment. Through proper maintenance and oral hygiene, your implants will look and function for years to come!
The Dental Implant Process
Single Tooth Replacement
Are you currently missing a single tooth? Do you use a removable partial denture or crown? A single tooth replacement may be a more comfortable and esthetically pleasing option!
Single tooth replacements look and feel natural. Only Dr. Sheffler and you will know which tooth is the implant! Call us today to schedule a consultation.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Are you missing more than one tooth? An implant-supported bridge could be the best solution for you! With an implant-supported bridge, your bridge will stay in one place, unlike traditional bridgework and partial dentures.
They are very comfortable and look and feel natural, making them the best solution for those missing more than one tooth.
Complete Lower or Upper Tooth Replacement
Should you be missing all of your teeth in your upper or lower jaw and need to use a full set of dentures to eat, talk, and enjoy day-to-day living. An implant-supported denture might be the solution you have been looking for!
Removable full dentures can have a poor fit and move around, causing the patient irritation and pain. With implant-supported dentures, movement, and a poor fit is virtually eliminated. You'll be able to eat, speak, and smile without having to worry about your dentures! Call us today for more information.
LANAP, or laser-assisted attached procedure, is one of the newest gum disease treatments. LANAP is an FDA-approved treatment that offers patients a less invasive approach to treating periodontal disease.
This procedure uses a precision laser to remove infected gum tissues without the need for sutures or stitches. It helps preserve your gum tissue and promotes healthy tissue regeneration.