If you have one or more teeth missing in either jaw, it is necessary to replace that tooth or teeth. Otherwise, chewing and speaking can weaken your bite and cause significant pain and discomfort. Also, due to missing teeth, your jawbone can shift, causing your facial muscles to sag. This makes you look much older than you are.
Dental implant is a permanent and a great aesthetic solution for tooth replacement.
What are the Phases of Dental Implant Procedure?
Your dental implants are custom-designed to fuse with your jawbone permanently. This treatment is divided into six phases:
- Phase 1 – Based on your dental needs, a personalized treatment plan is created.
- Phase 2 – The titanium body is placed in the jaw to hold the dental crown in place.
- Phase 3 – The implant fuses with the jawbone in this phase and the bone heals. This process usually takes about 3 months.
- Phase 4 – An abutment is attached to the implant.
- Phase 5 – A master impression of the implant is taken. Using this master impression, the dental lab fabricates a customized tooth which is then attached to the implant post.