What are dental implants?
Dental implants are:
Artificial tooth roots which supports crown, bridges, and even dentures
Tiny posts that are surgically inserted into the surrounding bone
Made of biocompatible titanium which is both light and strong to last a lifetime
What are the steps to dental implants?
1. Consultation: your doctor will conduct a comprehensive oral examination to check the condition of your gums and the health of the surrounding teeth and supporting bone to plan any pre-implant treatments you may need.
2. Implant placement: the implant expert will begin with a simple preparation of the bone and placement of the titanium implant (the foundation for your new "tooth"), a simple procedure generally conducted under local anesthetic. Titanium is a biocompatible material that begins fusing with the surrounding bone, a process that can take three to
five months. A small healing cap or temporary abutment will be attached to the implant to allow for the gum tissue to fully heal.
3. Full mouth impression: once your doctor has determined the implant placement has healed properly, an impression of your mouth will be taken. A dental lab will create a custom crown (artificial tooth) to look, feel and function like a real tooth from the model of your teeth.
4. Implant crown placement: when your new crown is completed, your dentist can remove the temporary abutment and place your permanent crown over the permanent abutment. The result, a dental implant that supports a custom crown that looks like your real tooth.
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