What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process
When considering dental implants nearby, knowing what to expect during the implant process is important.Â There are three main stages of the implant process-
Placement is when the implant is placed in the jawbone. The first stage of the implant process, placement, is usually done under local anesthesia. The area around the implant site will be numbed so that you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Once the area is numb, your dentist will make a small incision in the gums and place the implant into the jawbone.
Integration is when the implant fuses with the bone. The next stage of the implant process, integration, can take several months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant and fuse with it. This process is called osseointegration.
Restoration is when the artificial tooth or teeth are attached to the implant. Once osseointegration is complete, you will return to your dentist to have the third stage of the dental implant process- restoration- completed. During this stage, your dentist will attach an artificial tooth or teeth to the implant. The type of artificial tooth used will depend on the location of the implant and the number of implants being placed. If you have a single tooth implant, a crown will be placed on the implant.Â A bridge or denture may be used to restore your teeth if you have multiple implants.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.Â If you are considering dental implants, talk to your dentist about what to expect during the dental implant process.
The dental implant process can seem daunting, but our team is here to help make it as smooth and comfortable as possible. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your experience is positive and that you are happy with the result. If you have any questions or concerns, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact us â€“ we would be more than happy to help.