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
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During the healing process, a temporary tooth replacement option
can be worn over the implant site
After healing, a new incision is made over the implant and another
component, called an abutment, is screwed on top. The abutment is
used to support a crown. A temporary abutment, called a healing
abutment, usually is placed before a final abutment.
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.