What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post, which is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
The implant is made out of titanium, which is bio-compatible with the bone. The same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- It doesn’t involve cutting into any of your existing teeth.
- It will help preserve your bone levels around the area.
- Because it comprises of metal components there is no risk of developing cavities.
After its initial placement the bone grows right around the implant threads and locks it in place. This typically takes 12 to 16 weeks.
Once healing has occurred, an appointment for the crown impression is next.
For more information on dental implants please contact our office for a consultation.