When having an implant placed it is important to find a doctor who is knowledgeable and skilled. Dr. Bruce J. Lachot and Dr. Kent C. Loo are highly trained experts in the placement of dental implants and dental implant crowns. With many years of experience, our team is proficient in guiding you during your implant experience, from start to finish our team is by your side.
An implant is a titanium part replacing and serving the same purpose as your root of the tooth, after surgically placed, it is not visible and becomes a part of your jaw. The part of the implant you see in your mouth is called the abutment, the purpose of the abutment is to replace the inner structure of your tooth and is utilized the same. An abutment is screwed into your implant ensuring its stability. The final piece is the implant crown, the implant crown sits on top of the abutment and is used for your occlusion to chew and eat.
The implant process starts with either a missing tooth or a tooth that requires an extraction. An implant is then surgically placed into your jaw while bone material is packed around to ensure stability, the healing process then begins as the implant integrates and becomes solid. After about 2 months you are then ready to restore, a dental abutment is screwed into the implant and the images are scanned into the cad-cam cerec machine. Dr. Lachot & Dr. Loo then design and create your implant crown accordingly, it is then sent to our milling unit and your implant crown is created in EMAX material, one of the strongest materials on the market. We are able to cement your implant crown the same day and you are then finished, free to enjoy anything you choose with your new tooth.
There are so many different factors that play into being a candidate for dental implants, from the amount of bone available, location and oral health. We are happy to evaluate and give you the best recommendation for your course of treatment. contact us today to learn more 480-515-1000.