Dental Implants are surgical procedures that replace missing teeth with artificial ones. A titanium post is placed into the jawbone, where the missing tooth was. The bone around the implant will grow, and the new tooth will resemble a natural tooth. The healing process takes about six to twelve weeks. During this time, the patient will wear temporary dentures, eat soft foods, and undergo regular checkups. The dental team will perform a second surgery, called a fusion, if the original implants were not enough.
During the initial surgical procedure, the patient will feel some discomfort. Minor bleeding will occur around the implant site. Pain medications will be prescribed by the dentist. The doctor will place a bone graft at the site of the missing tooth. The surgeon will place the implants into the bone, which may take two to six months to heal. A second procedure involves a procedure called “onlay” surgery, which involves the placement of an artificial tooth on an existing jawbone.
The process of placing an implant is a simple and painless one. The dentist will use special instruments and techniques to determine the quantity of bone in the jaw. In some cases, the jawbone is not sufficient, and a bone graft may be necessary. The process of placing implants is much easier than removing a tooth, and it is usually performed with a local anaesthetic. Although you may experience some discomfort during the surgery, it is far less painful than the process of pulling a tooth.