These third molars are the last teeth to develop. While sometimes these teeth may erupt and not cause the patient any issues, more often than not these teeth either don’t fully erupt or aren’t properly aligned. This causes them to become impacted between the gums and the jawbone, which will also affect the health of surrounding teeth.
To replace a missing tooth, we will surgically implant a metal post into the jawbone, which will fuse with the gum tissue and bone over time. These creates a strong foundation on which to place a realistic-looking artificial tooth (or crown). Dental implants are great for those with tooth loss who are looking for a long-term treatment option.
Before surgery, we will provide you with an outlined treatment plan. You can feel free to ask any questions you may have about your surgery.
As with any surgery, there will be a recovery period. We may prescribe painkillers for treating recovery-related pain. We will provide you with some detailed do’s and don’ts for after surgery.