Dental implant surgery is often used for replacing damaged or missing teeth. In this procedure, metal material is used to ensure better look and function of the tooth.
It is done for:
It may involve multiple steps:
In case when jawbone is not thick enough to support implant, bone grafting may be required. This can ensure powerful chewing action and proper support for implant.
In order to complete the dental implant surgery, the dentist will make holes into the teeth bone so as to place the metal post-implant. This will serve as a root for missing tooth.
After metal implant is already placed, osseointegration is performed. In this process, the jawbone grows which provide a solid base for an artificial tooth.
Further, some patients need additional surgery of placement of abutment. This is the piece of crown which is attached to implant.
After the gums heal properly, impressions of the tooth are taken. Using this impression, crown is prepared and placed to ensure realistic-looking tooth placement.
You may observe the following:
In most of the cases, dental implants are successful. The result may vary as per the care is taken by the patients after the surgery.