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Wailuku Dentist, Dentist in Wailuku, HI

Wailuku Dental Group, Inc.

General Dentistry

 

   

  M-Th, 7:40 am - 5:00 pm

  808.244.8808

 


Dental Implants
 

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

Step 1: Surgical placement

  • The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant. Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and the dentist places the implant into the jawbone.
  • When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed.
  • There is usually no significant discomfort with this procedure.
  • This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.
  • The implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration.
  • A removable crown may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance..

Step 2: Abutment attachment

  • The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the tooth. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment, the part of the implant that will support the final crown.
  • Finally, an impression is taken of the implant and a final restoration is crafted. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.
 
 
 
We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in Wailuku, HI. Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist Jonathan Lau and staff at our beautiful HI office.