Dental implants strive to replace uncomfortable, slipping dentures with a natural solution. Dental implants become part of your mouth, fusing with the jawbone to create a long lasting solution that will never slip or irritate your mouth. Regain your confidence with a dental implant that both feels and looks as beautiful as your natural teeth.
The procedure of dental implantation has made huge strides in the past 15 years, with discoveries leading to easier surgery and the use of more natural and compatible materials in the anchor posts. Know that there are three stages involved in receiving a dental implant, the first of which is the insertion of the implant in either the upper or lower jawbone. While the implant is generally inserted under local anesthesia, your doctor may decide to have you stay in the hospital. After the posts are surgically placed, a temporary dental appliance is put in place for the healing process.
As your jaw heals, the bone will fuse with the implant, making it a permanent fit with a natural feel. The healing process can take a few months to ensure complete recovery. After they have bonded, the posts are attached to the implanted portion. Giving it a few more weeks, your doctor will then insert the bridge or overdenture, and finally the teeth are put in place.