What does Getting Dental Implants Involve?

The first step in the dental implant process involves the development of an individualized treatment plan which addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of experienced and trained professionals in oral surgery and restorative dentistry.

Dental Implants Illustration

Dental Implants Illustration

The tooth root implant is a small post made of titanium. It is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals by 12 weeks, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.

Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post is attached to the post so as to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth or teeth, dentist makes impressions of the existing teeth, and creates a model of your bite. This captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement. The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. The crown is then attached to the connector post. The dentist also will match the color of the new teeth to your natural teeth. As the implant is fitted within the jawbone, the replacement teeth will look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth.

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One Response to What does Getting Dental Implants Involve?

  1. Thanks for the information! I was playing with my kids on the jungle gym when my grip slipped and I fell on my face. Fortunately, the most serious injury that I have to deal with is a couple of missing teeth. I’m considering getting dental implants to replace them rather than just let them remain missing. This information about what the process for getting an implant involves will help give me a better idea of what I’m in for. It’s interesting that a titanium post is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth. Now I can see why it usually takes the jawbone as long as twelve weeks to heal and grow around the metal post. It seems like an implant would be worth getting since it’s made to appear and feel like a real tooth.

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