- Treatment Duration? Multiple visits over several months
- Why? Replace missing teeth
- Who? Adults
- Effective For? 25+ years
Like dental bridges, dental implants replace missing teeth and prevent the need for partial dentures. Dental implants are durable and can last for several years, so the replacement teeth have a natural appearance to blend in with the patient’s existing smile.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process is extensive and requires multiple visits over several months due to the long recovery times. During the initial appointment, your dentist will take x-rays and impressions to determine the optimal placement of the dental implants.
During the following implantation appointment, the titanium implant is surgically attached to the mandible (jaw bone). The recovery from implantation can take up to six months. Once the healing process has progressed, the artificial teeth are created, and your dentist may require several follow-up appointments to adjust them for the perfect fit.
Finally, after the healing process is completely finished, the artificial teeth are attached and adjusted. The lifetime of your dental implants can be extended with good oral hygiene, diet, and regular dental visits. Webster Dental Care will provide you with extensive care instructions following the procedure to ensure your dental implants last for many years.