Dental Implant

November 11, 2022
A dental implant is a small screw that is implanted in the jawbone, where it is secured with bone cement. The dental implant can then support a bridge or crown. Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.

Dental implants are placed in the jawbone beneath the gum line. An incision is made in the gum, and a small hole is drilled into the jawbone. The implant is then inserted into the hole and allowed to heal for a few months. Once the implant has bonded with the jawbone, a small connector piece, called an abutment, is placed on top of the implant. The abutment is then used to support a dental crown, which is placed over the abutment to complete the tooth replacement.

The entire process of getting dental implants can take several months to complete. However, you will not have to wait for your implants to bond with your jawbone before you can get your new teeth. Once the implants are placed, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create a custom dental crown. The crown will be placed on top of the abutment, and you will be able to leave the dentist’s office with a complete and functional procedure.