One of the Biggest breakthroughs in dentistry
Dental implants are truly one of the biggest breakthroughs in dentistry of the last century. A dental implant is a synthetic structure that is placed in the space once occupied by the root of the removed tooth. The implant fuses to the jaw and provides a stable platform for a replacement tooth.
Implants provide an excellent treatment option that is not only more comfortable but longer lasting.
The first procedure of the dental implant process is to bury the implant in the jaw bone via a surgical procedure. The dental implant replaces the tooth root, and requires healing time. During the healing time, the bone cells actually attach to the implant rod, filling in the spaces to secure the implant in place for permanent residency. The healing time usually takes 3-6 months.
The abutment is a post that connects the implant to the prosthetic tooth. The abutment is a bridge that spans through the gum line so that the implant itself remains buried. As with the implant, the abutment has a healing period of its own. The gum around the abutment must heal and form a cuff or collar around it before the crown can be placed.
Once the implant site and abutment have successfully integrated, the prosthetic tooth (commonly known as a crown) is fabricated and installed.
Implant consultations are free of charge. Our team will help you find the best options to replace your missing teeth.