Process of Getting a Dental Implant

Dental implantDental implants are one of the most reliable procedures in dentistry. Our dentist can use an implant to replace a single lost tooth or to help restore your entire smile. Regardless of the type of implant, the process is fairly similar.

1. Evaluation
Although most people with good dental and general health will be candidates for implants, an evaluation is needed to ensure your candidacy and develop a treatment plan.

2. Preparation
The implant site might need to be prepared with bone or gum grafts to improve the quality of the tissues in the area.

3. Placement
The implant is placed in a minor surgical procedure once the tissues have been numbed.

4. Healing
Once the implant is in the jaw, the gums will be sutured so that the bone can heal. This process is crucially important as during the healing process, the implant will become fused with the bone.

5. Abutment and restoration
The final step of the implant process involves the placement of the abutment, which connects the implant to the restoration, and finally the bonding of the crown.

Good dental hygiene will keep your implant and natural tissues as healthy as possible. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist.