Dental Implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.
During the surgical appointment, the implant site is prepared to receive the implant following strict aseptic procedures. The selected size of the implant is placed in the prepared site. The implant takes at least 12 weeks to fuse with the bone.
During the second appointment, the appropriate post is attached. An impression of the post is taken and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the implant crown, bridge or denture.