The dental implant is a non-natural tooth replacement used to prevent the possibility of bone loss on the patient’s jaw. This procedure aims at re-establishing the function of the tooth and keeps its structure. The most common dental implant procedures are jaw preparation and placement of the implant. Preparing a jaw involves drilling a pilot hole at the jaw’s toothless part to allow the inclusion of a crown and a titanium screw that hold the dental implant.
Implant placement involves widening for positioning the screw gradually to allow the gum tissue to heal quickly over the implant. The cover screw will then be placed on its top to enhance healing in a period of 6 months. Thereafter, your dentist will attach a crown holder to create a temporary crown, which naturally guides and shapes the gum. This procedure will complete only if the permanent crown has replaced the temporary crown.
Dental implants require a time of direct anchoring done in a single setting for jawbone as well as dental implant root. This process will take 3 to 6 months before your dentist ends it using a crown placement. A specialist often attaches an artificial prosthesis since it is the best way to complete the whole process.
Your dentist will advise you accordingly about the most appropriate treatment plan that works better for you. Both x-rays and computer tomography scans are used to examine and determine whether there is enough bone for locating an implant. Patients will only require mini implants or soft tissue grafting if they lack sufficient bone and gum tissue.
A patient may require instant separate implant procedures in one appointment, while others need a series of procedures. This means a particular patient’s situation will determine the duration that the whole treatment process will take based on recommendations from a dentist.
Orthodontics recommends the inclusion of soft food in the patient’s diet after implant. The medic will advise and prescribe medication for minor bleeding, swelling, and alleviating the pain. Once the implant is in stable condition, a patient should observe proper oral hygiene practices. It will take about 6 months to heal the surgical procedure of tooth implant process, and 2 months for seating the crown.