When a natural dental root is lost, it can be replaced with a dental implant. Dental implants are becoming a popular alternative to traditional, removable bridges and dentures.
Dental Implant replacement process
- Oral checkup / X-ray to plan the proper treatment
- Oral cleaning to prepare for dental implant surgery
- Dental implant surgery by making a hole in the bone where the implant will be placed. The implant will be placed into the hole, and the incision is stitched closed.
- After dental implants are placed and the jawbone has healed, permanent teeth can be built on top of them. For example, a crown or bridge.
- Follow-up periodically
A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root that takes over the function of a real root.
Please note that some patients might need jawbone surgery before undergoing dental implant replacement.