Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant placement is a tooth replacement procedure that is performed surgically. This procedure replaces the natural roots of your damaged or missing teeth with metal posts and replaces them with artificial teeth. Dental implants look and function like real teeth and serve as a great alternative to dentures or dental bridges.
Dental implant placement largely depends on the condition of your jawbone and the type of implant you require. Even though this surgical process comprises several procedures, you can expect to have solid support for your teeth by the end of it.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants help replace any missing teeth for aesthetic and functional purposes. However, not everyone can qualify to get dental implants. In order to get dental implants you must meet the following criteria:
Dental Implant Placement Process
Dental implant placement is typically an outpatient surgery that comprises different stages, with healing time between procedures. A typical dental implant surgical process includes the following steps:
The entire dental implant procedure can take many months as you have to wait for the growth of the new bone in your jaw before you can proceed on to placing the implant.
A dental implant is a procedure done to replace a missing tooth. If you have good overall health and a fully grown jaw, then you’ll automatically qualify for the procedure. However, in case you have any issues in your jaw, you may have to get a bone graft first. A bone graft includes the placement of a bone from your body into your jawbone to form a strong foundation for an implant. If you have to get a bone graft before your implant, you will have to wait for several months for the transplanted bone to grow enough to support your dental implant.
Dental Implant Placement
The dental implant placement procedure starts with your oral surgeon making a cut to open your gums to expose the dental bone. The oral surgeon then drills holes into the bone where the dental implant post is supposed to be placed. Since the metal post is meant to serve as a root for the tooth, it is implanted deep inside the point.
Waiting for Bone Growth
Once the metal post is fixed in your jawbone, you will have to wait for the jawbone to grow into it to form a solid foundation for the implant. This process known as osseointegration can take many months.
Once the osseointegration completes, you may require additional surgery to place the abutment. An abutment is a piece where the dental crown will eventually be attached. This is a very simple procedure that is done with local anesthesia.
If you are looking to get dental implants, you can call at (970) 822-7622 to book your appointment with us at JP Dental & Implant Center.