Dental implant restoration may be perfect for you if you have a missing tooth. It is a more permanent way for you to fill the gap for a more functional dining experience and a fuller smile.
What does Implant
Dental implants require a titanium "root" to be surgically placed in the patient's jaw. Once the "root" is placed, an artificial tooth can be secured to the base.
This procedure requires a few appointments. During the first surgery, the area being worked on will be injected with a local anesthetic. A hole is drilled into the jaw and the implant is pushed into it. The implant fuses with the bone tissues keeping it in place over the next few months via osseointegration. This turns the implant into part of the patient’s jaw, leading to excellent stability.
The second appointment involves reopening the incision made to access the implant. An abutment is attached to the implant before suturing the cut. An impression might be taken to make the restoration that will be attached to the crown. The patient will be given a couple of weeks to heal from the second surgery before a restoration is attached to the implant.
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