Explaining Dental Implant | Dental Implants Portland | Dentist Beaverton OR
A traditional dental implant consists of three separate components. The first component is the implant post that is inserted directly into the jawbone during a short surgical procedure and which artificially replaces your tooth root. Placing a single dental implant will only take about an hour and don’t worry, as we will make sure you are comfortable. Afterward, you will be fine to go back to work the same day. If you are concerned at the thought of surgery, we can use sedation dentistry.
Generally, the post is then left to begin a process called osseointegration, where it will fuse with the surrounding bone so it is held firmly in place. This normally takes three months. During this time, we can supply a temporary restoration so you won’t be left without a smile. Next, an abutment is attached to the post and this protrudes above your gums and is used to support a new restoration. Single dental implants can support single dental crowns, while multiple implants can support fixed dental bridges or removable dentures.
There are many different implant systems that can be used so this is just a very brief overview of treatment. An initial consultation with us here at Definition Dental will let you discover all your options.Reference by: Definition Dental