Dental implants are titanium screws which act like artificial roots. They are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by an oral surgeon or periodontist.
Dental implants are a great way to replace one or more missing teeth they can also be used to support a full or partial denture.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Support a denture, making them more secure and comfortable
How are dental implants placed?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
The basis for successful dental implants is a good treatment plan or road map for the outcome. The workup involves dental X-rays and impressions of the jaw and teeth. Sometimes it is necessary to have a CAT- Scan to determine the bone thickness and height
Once the plan is finalized, the implant(s) are surgically placed. The implant(s) must heal in the bone, sometimes this process can take several months. After the implants heal a second procedure is completed to uncover the top of the implant, once this is completed the tooth or teeth can be attached to the implant(s).