How Do Dental Implants Work?
Mostly, dental implants are produced from Titanium and similar alloys. These materials have the unique ability of promoting bone formation around the implant surface. The implant gradually becomes embedded completely within the jaw bone. This process is called Osseo-integration, and it is the main reason behind the strength and retention of dental implants – both supported fixed as well as removable dentures.
How are Dental Implants Inserted?
Placement of dental implants is done in two to three steps. We also provide same day dental implants for specific clinical cases. Our staff will first examine your teeth and take a thorough look at your medical and dental records. Next, the soft tissue on top of the bone where the implant will be inserted will be anesthetized. The tissue will be cut and a flap of tissue will be raised. A hole is then drilled into the jaw bone with a precision controlled drill, then the implant will be carefully placed into position.
How is the Implant Loaded?
If you have delayed implant loading planned, then a healing screw will be placed on the implant and the flap is stitched. Alternatively, if you have decided on a same day implant, a suitable prosthesis (like permanent dentures, crown or a bridge) is secured to the implant right after its placement. In case of delayed implant loading, placement of a prosthesis will be delayed until you have had time to heal completely.