A dental implant may be an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a metallic man-made root that an oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw. Once the implant is in place, and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the metallic root. Implants may be a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
In our office, dental implants can be performed under IV sedation for maximum patient comfort and efficient use of patient time.