Dental implants are a permanent and an advance solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The treatment starts with Planmeca 3D scan. A custom implant guide is made, which use to insert the implant with precision. Multiple implants can be placed at once.
It takes about 4-6 months for the implant to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant; this process is called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns to maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed an abutment and crown will be placed. The abutment serves as the base. Crown can be cement or screw tighten into the abutment. Your smile and function will be restored, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
Regular check up and cleaning around the implant is necessary to maintain healthy implant, surrounding gum and bone.