What is the Implant Placement Process?
The implant placement process involves three steps: implant placement, healing and osseointegration, and tooth replacement. First, the implant will carefully be inserted into either the lower or upper jaw. A temporary or “healing cap” is then placed over the implant to shield it. In specific cases, bone grafting may be needed before the implant is placed or afterward.
Next is healing and osseointegration, which allows the implant to fuse with the jawbone. During this stage, the bone in the jaw begins to grow and surround the implant, supporting it and holding it in place. This fusion is referred to as osseointegration, in which the implant and bone merge. This is one reason dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth and have increased strength and durability with a decreased risk of bone loss.
Finally, the third step is tooth replacement, where 1FD Implant Center creates a custom crown, bridge, or denture designed explicitly for you. Dentures and bridges secured to implants offer the patient a new level of stability and renew their self-confidence and smile.