Dental Implants

West Campus Dental Center

Let Dr. Sungjun Hwang Help Fill In The Gaps of Your Smile!

Dr. Hwang will plan and design your implant replacement, surgically place the implant and fit the replacement teeth himself from the beginning to the end. Dr. Hwang can also restore any crowns that may be damaged or faulty on other teeth you may have to renew your smile and restore your confidence.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are beneficial over other more traditional forms of tooth replacement because of the following reasons:

  1. Implants last longer than dental bridges or dentures
  2. Implants can prevent bone loss which usually happens due to missing teeth
  3. Implants don’t provide wear and tear to surrounding teeth
  4. Implants look the most natural of replacement teeth options
  5. Implants let you eat hard foods without any problems

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Are For You!

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.

Dental Implant Process

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. The implant is placed into the jaw bone through and an incision made in the gum. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new crown. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. The impression is then sent to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to have the abutment and crown seated permanently. After a short period of getting used to the implant, it will feel just like one of your natural teeth.

How Long is the Healing Time?

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will integrate with the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time, you may be able to have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.