Dental implants are the ultimate in cosmetic dentistry options. These “replacement” teeth look and function just like real teeth. Implants will last for decades, so they are a good choice for replacing missing teeth.
The cosmetic dental work involved with getting implants is a twostep process. The first step is to have an oral surgeon insert the titanium screw into the jaw bone. This will serve as the tooth’s “root.” After the oral surgery, the area needs to heal for four to six months. During this time, the titanium actually fuses to the jawbone, anchoring it in a manner similar to a real tooth root.
The second step is to insert the porcelain tooth and adhere it to the titanium screw. The replacement tooth is made in a dental lab, and the dentist fits it into your mouth so it looks like it’s always been part of your smile.
Dental implants are a naturallooking way to replace teeth that are missing or damaged and a great tool for improving smiles.
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call or text our office at 404-262-1456.
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you again at your next appointment
Victor van Greuningen, DMD and Team