Dental implants are the most popular choice for tooth restoration at our office in Alamogordo, NM, and the procedure is one of the easiest and most predictable treatments for Dr. Heiner to perform. Dental implants correct tooth loss or damage by restoring the teeth with long-lasting and fully functional replacements. Patients can lose teeth for many different reasons, but dental implants allow patients to regain their smiles and oral function with a natural-looking and sustainable solution.
Dr. Heiner has years of training and experience with inserting dental implants at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico. He can examine you and determine if dental implants are the right choice for restoring your smile. If you have missing teeth or need a tooth removed, Dr. Heiner can review your condition and discuss your treatment options during a consultation appointment at our office in Alamogordo, NM.
Dental Implant Procedure
The implant treatment process usually requires one to two surgical visits with an oral surgeon. The first surgical appointment will involve Dr. Heiner placing the implant post into your empty tooth socket and jaw. Over the next several months, you will maintain a soft foods diet while the implant post heals and fuses with the jaw bone. Once the post has completely integrated with your jaw, it will be strong enough to support the final two pieces of the implant restoration. You will then return to our office to have the abutment attached. The abutment connects the crown or another prosthesis to the implant post, which provides the sturdy foundation that allows you to treat your implant like a natural tooth.
The final component of the dental implant is the crown, which will connect to the abutment and resembles a natural tooth. In addition to its natural appearance, the crown will also function just like your other teeth, meaning you can eat whatever you want and smile with confidence. Proper care of your dental implant, which simply involves regular brushing and flossing, will ensure that your dental implant lasts a lifetime. Our team in Alamogordo, NM, is focused on giving you the best possible results in the most comfortable environment.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Once Dr. Heiner has completed the implant treatment process, your ability to eat, drink, communicate, and smile with confidence will come naturally. In addition to a success rate of over 98%, there are many advantages to replacing your teeth with dental implants. A few of these benefits include
- Prevention of dental shifting or bone loss
- A beautiful and natural-looking smile
- The potential for lifelong results
- No removable parts that cause discomfort or movement within your dental arch
- The ability to eat all your favorite foods
Dental Implant Procedures in Alamogordo, NM
Our office staff at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico in Alamogordo, NM, would be happy to assist you in setting up your oral consultation appointment. If you need any additional information regarding dental implants, their benefits, or if they’re the right choice for you, please feel free to give us a call.