What They Are
Generally, there are three phases to getting an implant: First, the oral surgeon will surgically place the implant(s) into the jawbone.
Next, the bone heals and grows around the implant in a process called osseointegration. This process is what makes an implant so strong and can take up to several months to be fully complete. Finally, a customized crown will be created based on the size, shape, color and fit of your original tooth and placed on the implant. When completed, it will blend perfectly with your surrounding teeth. Custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants if more than one tooth needs to be replaced. For your convenience in eating and speaking, we can offer a temporary replacement until the permanent one is ready.