What Does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

Dental implants are often the best choice for replacing a knocked out or extracted tooth. Dentures and dental bridges are solid alternatives, but many prefer the stability and look of implants. Our expert in dental implant in Los Angeles will be sure to inform you about all of the details of the process, but you may be curious about the procedure already.

The dental implant procedure is a three step process. The first begins with the implant being placed into the jaw. The implant is made of titanium and looks similar to a screw. It will need several months to fuse to the jawbone, and for the area to heal. This can take up to nine months, during which time the implant will be covered with a temporary replacement.

The second step takes place back at the dental office, and is not always necessary. Sometimes the implant must be uncovered from the gums, after which a temporary healing cap can be placed. Another few weeks may be required for further healing.

Finally, a permanent replacement tooth will be made and placed with the assistance of an abutment. When all healing is done and you are used to your new artificial tooth, you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with renewed confidence.

Talk to our expert for further questions regarding the dental implants procedure.

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