A dental implant is a titanium post that’s attached directly to the jawbone and acts as an anchor for a permanent artificial tooth, bridge or denture. The process is simple, clean and relatively painless. Placing a Dental Implant has become the best standard of care for a missing tooth over bridges, because it doesn’t involve the cutting or manipulation of adjacent teeth!
In the last ten years the number of North Americans receiving implant dentistry has more than tripled.
The Implant Therapy In Leamington Process
The first part of the process is an evaluation. A patient’s jawbone, teeth and gums are inspected. Your jawbone needs to be healthy and people need to be free of any periodontal disease.
These implants replace one or several teeth. During this initial part of the process, the type and scope of your implants will be evaluated.
- The first stage is cutting open the gum to expose the jawbone.
- Holes are drilled and then the implant post is fitted.
The next stage is called osseointegration. This takes several months as new bone grows around the implant screw.
The following step in implant therapy in Leamington involves placing the abutment. This is a metal extender that gets added to the implant. These abutments connect replacement teeth to the post.
The gums can take several weeks to heal after an abutment gets placed.