Over the last 30 years or so, implants have been successfully used to replace missing teeth all over the world. Today, the ideal treatment for replacing missing teeth is through implant dentistry. This procedure generally has 2 phases:
Phase 1: Insertion of Implant
An implant is actually an artificial titanium tooth root. This titanium fixture is a biocompatible material that is lightweight and strong, which makes it ideal for insertion within the jawbone. After placement, there is a follow up appointment to assess the progress of your healing. This healing process takes approximately 3-6 months because it involves the jawbone fusing over the implant, which secures the implant in the bone.
Phase 2: Placement of Permanent Crown above Implant
Once the bone has successfully attached to the implant, we are able to construct the crown portion of the implant.
Reasons for an Implant:
- Replace missing tooth/teeth
- A better alternative to a bridge or denture
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