The first step is the placement of the titanium dental implants into the jawbone. Usually, the office procedure takes about an hour for one implant and no more than two to three hours for multiple implants. You may be offered sedation or intravenous medications. Then, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the areas where the implants will be placed. After you are comfortable, a small incision is made into the gum tissue, revealing the bone into which the implant will be placed. Using special instruments, a socket is created, carefully avoiding damage to the bone. The titanium dental implant is then inserted into the socket. Finally, if necessary, sultures will be used to secure the incision.
The dental implants will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, the jawbone bonds with the implant. This process is known as osseointegration. below provide more details below.
During the healing process, a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site
Placing a dental Implant
The final step of the process is the creation and placement of your new teeth, called crowns. Depending on the number and complexity of your crowns, this may require several fittings. So it may take one or two months to complete the restoration process. With cosmetic dentistry techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, color and fit, they will blend with your facial characteristics, while providing support needed for a natural appearance.The crown, which is made to look like a natural tooth, is cemented or screwed onto the abutment.
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