What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great option for people with missing teeth. The dental implant process can involve several steps over a few months to complete. Dental implants are as close to resembling your real teeth in look, secure fit and feel. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, only the dentist can decide if a dental implant is the right option for you.
At our dental office in Rapid City SD, Dr. Kurt Anderson has received extensive training and has the artistic skill, state-of-the-art equipment, and facilities needed to create and place artificial teeth for his Black Hills patients that look and feel just like your own.
How are Dental Implants placed?
For qualified patients an anchor is placed into the bone of the jaw. The bone is then allowed several months to grow around the anchor, holding it firmly in place. Next, a post is attached to the anchor. The post is what connects the anchor to the artificial tooth. Finally a dental crown will be attached, completing your bite and beautiful smile!
How long will it take?
The procedure for dental implants varies in time from 45 minutes to an hour, per implant being placed. Completed treatment may be achieved in only one visit or may extend to months in duration, depending on the dental restoration required.