Implants to Replace Teeth
Dental implants are a common and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are small, metal posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or a bridge. The implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, which means that they are not rejected by the body.
The implant procedure typically involves multiple steps over several months. The first step is a consultation with a dental professional, who will evaluate the patient's oral health and determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. If the patient is a good candidate, the dental professional will develop a treatment plan and schedule the implant surgery.
During the surgery, the dental professional will make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the jawbone. They will then drill a small hole in the bone and insert the implant into the hole. After the implant is in place, the gum tissue will be stitched closed.