A dental implant is a device fixed into your jawbone to act as a tooth root onto which a crown is placed. Dental implants are considered the most permanent replacement for missing teeth as they are supported on the jawbone just like natural teeth.
If you’re planning to have your tooth replaced using an implant, expect the following at the very least:
You will be examined for eligibility
X-ray scans may be performed to determine if you have enough bone density to support the implant. If you qualify, the treatment will proceed. If you’re found to be ineligible, an alternative treatment may be suggested.
Impressions of your mouth will be taken
These impressions are what is used to fabricate a crown that is similar in shape and size to your natural teeth. Your crown may be made in an external laboratory.
Your tooth may be extracted
If the tooth being replaced is still in place, your dentist will have to remove it first. Extractions are done under anesthesia.
The implant will be placed
This appointment may happen up to six months after the extraction. If there was no tooth extraction needed, your jaw will be drilled and the implant fixed on the first appointment.
An abutment will be fixed
The implant takes a few weeks to fuse with the jaw. The abutment will be placed once the implant has become stable.
The abutment acts as a connector between the implant and the crown.
The crown will finally be placed, and you will be done!
Get Your Dental Crown Today
A dental Implant can help you forget you ever lost a tooth. Consider the treatment if you want a solution that will last as long as your natural teeth. Call Downtown Dental Lemoore at559-924-5353 to schedule an implant appointment with one of the best dentists in Lemoore, CA.