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Dental implants are strong, reliable and top-notch dental restorations that can help you in a myriad of ways. If you have questions about this dental treatment, then our doctors, Drs. Stosich, Viehweg, Brown, and Walker are happy to help you find the answers. The more you know about dental implants, the better choice you can make for you and your smile. To give you the answers you’re looking for, our doctors are happy to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions about dental implants in Evanston, Wyoming:

Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are top-notch dental restorations that replace missing teeth and their roots. They are made of titanium posts, abutments and dental crowns. When one implant is placed, the post is implanted into the jawbone. Then the bone needs to heal around the post to secure it. Next, the abutment piece is attached to the post and the dental crown creation process is started. Once the crown is made, it is secured over the abutment.

Q: How long does it take to place a dental implant?
A: Generally, it takes three to six months for the bone to heal around the implant. Then it takes a couple weeks to create the crown. If you need a bone graft before the treatment, more healing time is necessary.

Q: How do I know I’m a candidate for a dental implant?
A: Those who have missing teeth and a strong jawbone are great candidates for dental implants. However, you can still be a candidate if you have a weak jawbone; you’ll just need a bone graft first. Feel free to call our office and schedule an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for dental implant treatment!

To learn more about dental implants, please reach out to our team of professionals at Wyoming Dental Specialties. All you need to do is dial 307-789-5608 and we will be thrilled to give you the answers, information and details you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from and help you!