Dental implants are changing the way people live. Implants are the gold standard for replacing one or more missing teeth. They provide the best long-term and stable option for oral health, function, and facial aesthetics. A titanium post will be positioned in the area of the missing tooth. The implant is made to mimic the tooth root and integrate with your natural bone creating a strong foundation for the placement of the crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants preserve facial structure preventing bone deterioration that occurs when there are missing teeth. Implants will enhance your smile, restore your natural bite, and bring back your confidence.

Implants can be placed in one state or two stages determined by the amount of bone available and specific situation of each individual patient. In certain scenarios, implants, abutments, and crowns can be placed on the same day as implant placement. More often, the crown and abutment will be placed in two stages approximately six weeks to six months from time of implant placement. This will be determined after reviewing all imaging, examination, and expectations of the patient.

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Implant placement is a collaboration between your oral surgeon and restorative dentist. Dr. Kang will work closely with your dentist to provide the most aesthetically pleasing and functional implant for you. Dr. Kang will surgically place your implant and your dentist will fabricate and place the crown that fits your implant.

Implant placement is commonly done under local anesthesia. As an option, Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or intravenous sedation will be offered to increase comfort during this process.

Dr. Eugene Kang is a uniquely qualified implant specialist who will be happy to meet with you to discuss this option. Dr. Kang and his office will provide the most exceptional care to you during this process.