Dental implant is one of a few options available to replace missing tooth or teeth. It can be thought as a crown held in by a metal implant screwed into the bone. It involves two phases of treatment.
- Surgical phase
This involves placement of an implant into extracted or missing tooth site. Before the surgery, x-rays of the site is need to plan and choose appropriate implant. Once it is place, the jaw bone that surrounds the implant grows around it to hold the screw securely in place. This process is called Osseointegration. This takes approximately three months.
- Restorative Phase
Once implant is placed, it is now ready to have a crown placed. Process of making an implant supported crown is similar to making a crown. We take a final impression of the mouth and crown will be prepared in the lab and be ready in a few weeks.
Should your mouth have a gap where a tooth has been lost, you may wish to speak to us about the possibility of an implant. Implants procedure has been around for a long time, with a high long-term success.
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