A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into you jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework. since implants do no rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget that you ever lost a tooth.
There are several types of implants, we will select the most suited for your needs and general dental condition.
Implants can replace one single tooth, several missing teeth, or end entire arch. The secure fit of dental implants helps replaced teeth feel more natural than a conventional bridge.
What is involved?
The dental implant process involves several steps that take place over a time period that averages from 4 to 9 months. The typical process will include:
Initial implant placement: This procedure is typically performed by your dentist’s office under either a local or general anesthesia. Your doctor places the small implant in your jaw. Over the next several months, bone will attach to the surface of the implant anchoring it into position. Depending on your particular case, an additional minor procedure creates and opening through which your artificial tooth will emerge.
Implant prosthetic attachment: During this phase, your dentist painlessly attaches a prosthetic “post” to the implant. A simple impression will be taken and over the next few days and artificial tooth will be created for a functional natural restoration.