Lots of people want to know what exactly happens
during a dental implant procedure.
Well, here it is from start to finish.
#1 Patient comes into the office with a tooth broken off at the gums.
#2 Tooth is extracted and implant is placed.
VERY IMPORTANT point her is that the person does
NOT leave with a tooth at this point.
The "implant" is merely the titanium screw that sits in the bone.
There is a period of healing that now has to happen.
#3 Once healing has happened a connecting piece is placed onto the implant.
An impression of the piece is then taken.
The final crown will cement down over this connector.
#4 Here is a picture of the tooth in place.
It is now completed. The 3 pieces (implant , connector, and tooth)
are all secured to one another and the patient is ready to
return to full function.