The major steps in a dental implant procedure in a nutshell:
1. The area were the teeth is to be implanted is accessed. If you have a healthy jaws and bones then teeth implants will be considered.
2. Next, a titanium stud is implanted in the bone.
3. Once it is well established you are fitted with dental crown.
The teeth implants can take anywhere between a day and a few weeks depending on your individual case. If you have infection or abscess then this may take a while. So, set aside 2-6 months depending on the quality and density of the bone receiving the implant. Costs vary from $ 1500 – $ 5000 depending on where you live.
During the dental implant surgery a metal or ceramic devices is placed into holes that are drilled in the bone. After bone has grown the implant, dentures, crowns, or bridges can be fitted to them. The implants most commonly used is titanium although in some cases nickel and other non-reactive metals also are used. The metal implant offer great stability and acts as anchor for the fittings.
It can be painful till your implants heal. Painkillers can cut out most of the pain. But the biggest advantage is that you get teeth that are almost like your own natural teeth. Also, implants surgery are a way of saving teeth other methods result in bone, gum and teeth deterioration.
The Tooth Implant Procedure takes up to 10 weeks and several dental visits to get things perfectly right. The whole process is expensive because teeth implants are almost a investment in protecting your teeth for life.
If your old tooth is beyond repair then it will need to be pulled out. A few days are allowed for the healing process to take place. Next, the site has to be prepared to receive the tooth implant.
In the next few dental visits as part of dental implant procedure prelims several factors will be assessed. For example your bones, gums and surrounding tissue should be healthy for the dental implant procedure to be a success.