Dental implants are tiny titanium screws, which are the same size as the tooth roots, between 6-16 millimetres long and 3-6 millimetres thick. The whole point of dental implant treatment is that we replace not just the visible portion, the crown, but the tooth roots as well.
Dental implants are thus an artificial tooth root, which are inserted surgically into the jawbone.
Each dental implantation is different, and many factors can influence the dental implant process. Sometimes extra treatments are needed before the actual dental implantation. Below you can see a typical example of dental implantation.
The dentist will take an x-ray, possibly a CT scan if needed, and will explain all of the details of your treatment, including which procedures will be done, and how much they will cost.
If you have any teeth that need to be removed, they will be removed and you will have to heal before dental implantation.
After around 8 weeks, dental implantation can take place. The dental implant is placed in the jawbone under local anaesthetic, and is left to heal for 4 months.
After 4 months our patient coordinator will call and will give an appointment. The gum that has grown over the implant will be removed, and a healing screw will be placed, along with a temporary crown.
The end of the treatment has arrived. The final crown will be done in 5 work days, and after trying it on, if the patient likes the crown it will be adhered finally, and that will be the end of the treatment.
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