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Implants

A dental implant procedure is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist or oral surgeon to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. It involves the placement of a small titanium post, known as a dental implant, into the jawbone. This implant serves as an artificial tooth root and provides a stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture to be attached.

The dental implant procedure typically involves several steps. First, the dentist or oral surgeon will assess the patient's oral health and determine if they are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If so, they will surgically place the implant into the jawbone. Over a period of several months, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration, which ensures stability and durability.

Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment acts as a connector between the implant and the dental prosthesis. Finally, a custom-made dental crown, bridge, or denture is securely attached to the abutment, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental implants offer several advantages, including improved aesthetics, enhanced chewing ability, and preservation of jawbone structure. They are considered a long-term solution for tooth replacement and can greatly improve the quality of life for individuals with missing teeth.

* Video shown with crown restoration.

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