Have you been struggling with tooth loss? As you consider your tooth replacement options, you should pay special attention to dental dental-implantsimplants—the best option for patients who want to restore beauty and fullness to their smile for the long-term. Here at Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc. in Fresno, CA, we will consult you about your options, and if we determine together that this treatment is right for you, we can install your implant or implant-supported device.

Read on to learn the answers to some frequently asked questions have about dental implants!

Why are Dental Implants Preferred?
When a patient is a candidate for dental implants, this treatment will likely be the recommended solution. This is because an implant is reliable, secure, long-lasting, and completely natural-feeling.

How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?
Once your dentist determines that your jaw will support and hold an implant, it can be installed that day or at your next appointment. Taking only about an hour or two, this procedure entails placing the implant directly into your jawbone, after which they will fuse together over the course of a few months. The total length of time it takes for osseointegration (i.e. the fusion process) to complete varies by patient. Once the implant fuses, a permanent crown can be placed almost immediately by your Fresno, CA dentist. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, a properly placed implant has a 98 percent success rate.

How Many Implants Will You Need?
Single dental implants are usually recommended for patients who are only missing one or two teeth. When there’s a row of teeth missing, a dental implant-supported denture or bridge can be created that is permanently affixed or removable. About two to four implants are used to anchor these types of devices.

Ask More Questions at Your Consultation
If you still have a few questions before agreeing to dental implantation, ask them when you visit Dr. Curt Posey at his practice in Fresno, CA. Call his office today at (559) 227-6755 to schedule your upcoming visit.

Fresno, CA Dentist
Curt P. Posey, DDS, INC.
7078 N. Maple Ave. Ste #105
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 227-6755
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