Due to today’s technological advancements, the modern dental implant procedure has been faster, safer, and more effective than when it was introduced. Today, a dental implant is a titanium rod that acts as a substitute for a tooth root. A dental implant can now also be capped with a dental crown, bridge, or denture depending on the dental implant placement and number of missing teeth.
The dental implant procedure is done through two separate surgical procedures. The first surgical procedure consists of placing the titanium implant in the jawbone. The implant is not yet visible. It needs several months before the bone and implant heal and fuse together through a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration occurs, your surgeon will perform the next procedure which consists of attaching a small post. The small post will serve as the anchor for the artificial tooth. Once this is done, your dental implant is complete!
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