Dental Implant Placement
As a periodontist, Dr. Peiser specializes in implant placement at our Providence practice. Though some general dentists will place dental implants, working with a periodontist ensures more precise, lasting results. Dr. Peiser has 30 years of experience with dental implant placement and continues to stay on the cutting edge of implant technology.
Implant placement involves placing a small, titanium post in the jaw bone. Dr. Peiser takes digital X-rays first to determine the best position for the implant. The implant process is different for every patient and depends on the location and number of implants. Here’s a general outline of what you can expect:
Dr. Peiser surgically places the implant(s) in the jaw bone. The implant replaces the natural tooth root and provides structural support for the new tooth. Once the implant has been secured, it takes about 3 to 6 months for the bone tissue to fuse with the implant and the gum tissue to heal.
Dr. Peiser surgically uncovers the implant and places a temporary healing abutment, which prevents the gums from growing back over the implant. Once the gums heal, your restorative dentist will take impressions of the area and send the case to the lab where your prosthetic tooth or teeth will be crafted.
A restorative dentist attaches a restoration to the implant(s). The restoration may be a single crown, a porcelain bridge, or a denture, depending on your needs. Once secured, your replacement teeth will allow you to chew, smile, and eat naturally and confidently.
Happily Accepting New Patients
From consultation and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, Dr. Peiser and the team at East Side Periodontics provide the specialized dentistry you need. Contact us to schedule your consultation or second opinion visit. Our Providence, Rhode Island periodontal practice is convenient to many surrounding communities, including Pawtucket, Cranston, Barrington, Fall River, Dartmouth, and South Attleboro, Massachusetts.