A dental implant is essentially a root substitute that is surgically placed where you are missing a tooth. It is a titanium screw that integrates with the bone in your mouth over the course of 3 to 6 months from placement. Many factors are involved in the position and placement of a dental implant to ensure success. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth in a row to support a dental bridge, as well as help support and retain a removable denture where you have no teeth.
Once the dental implant has successfully integrated with the bone in your mouth, your implant is treated similar to a regular tooth and our dentists take a final impression to send to our lab to fabricate your new crown or prosthetic. The process is painless and does not even require local anesthetic. At your second and final visit, the dental crown or bridge permanently is attached to your dental implant and you can begin enjoying the benefits of your new dental implant.
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