A dental implant quite simply is a metal screw that is designed to thread into the bone of the jaw which then allows for the attachment of a prosthetic tooth to the top of it. Implants are composed of medical grade titanium or titanium alloy and placed in sterile packaging. Your implant dentist will drill a small hole in to the bone as a preparation for the implant placement procedure. The implant is screwed into the bone to provide maximum strength. Over a short period of time, the bone will fuse to the implant in a process referred to as ‘osseointegration’ and once this process is successfully completed (3 to 4 months) the implant is permanently in place.
Consult with Dr. Gilmer today by calling Easton Dental Clinic to set up an appointment to determine if this is the optimal solution to the dental problem that is worrying you.