How Dental implants are Installed?

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for a natural tooth root. 

1. Endosteal (in the bone)

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Types of Dental Implants

2. Subperiosteal (on the bone)

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Dental Implants Procedures

The placement of dental implants is a major surgery, and it is important to understand all of the risks and potential complications before undergoing the procedure

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1. Initial evaluation

An initial assessment determines whether you have enough healthy jawbone to support the implant.

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An oral surgeon will cut the gum, exposing the jawbone underneath. Deep holes will be drilled into the bone to insert the implant post.

2. Placing the implant

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3. Osseointegration

During the healing process, the implant eventually becomes attached to the bone through a process called osseointegration.

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4. Abutment placement

Afterward, your dentist will place an abutment on top of your implant, which connects the implant to your crown. The abutment must be tightened so it stays in place when you eat.

5. Fitting the crown

The dentist will make your artificial tooth or crown after your gums have healed. You can have a removable implant or a permanent implant.