The dental implant world has made great strides and exciting advancements in dental applications. The increased use of cone beam analysis (type of x-ray), allows a practitioner to place implants in the most ideal location for the best integration. Keep in mind though, not everyone is a candidate for implants. The oral surgeon will make this determination at an consultation appointment. It can also take several months to complete an implant. Implants take a little bit of time to “take hold”. This is called osseointegration. This is where the bone grows around the implant to make a stable foundation. Implants can be an great option for patients!
The Surgical Phase
Is the placement of the implant “screw” into the jaw bone by a trained oral surgeon.
The Restoration Phase
Is the process of measuring and impressioning to build the parts that fit into the implant. This can be done by the dentist.
Depending on the implant style, it can be designed to replace one tooth which would then be a crown over the implant, or it could be several implants to be underneath a full denture