How Are Implants Placed?
For dental implant surgery, we start by giving you local anaesthesia to numb the area. We can also administer sedation to help you deal with any potential fear or anxiety. We will then screw the titanium implant into a small hole that we drill into your jawbone. If the wear and tear in this area are excessive, we place bone grafts on your jawbone.
We then place a protective cover on top of the screw, leaving it for three to six months to allow your jawbone to integrate with the implant. We will fit you with a temporary crown for that period. Once the implant and bone have merged, we remove the protective cover and cement or screw a crown or bridge over the implant.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Here are some of the benefits the dental implant procedure offers patients:
- They look and feel like natural teeth and improve your smile, appearance, and confidence.
- Dental implants can improve your oral health and make chewing and eating easier.
- With proper care, they have high success rates and can last for many years.
- Patients no longer have to deal with dentures.