- Category: Dental Implant
Dental Implant Procedure
The success of dental implants today can be attributed structurally and functionally to the connection of the dental implant to living bone. The implants are usually placed in a single setting requiring osseointegration and are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth.
Osseointegration is directly securing a dental implant root to the bone of the jaw. This first part of the implanting process takes three to six months to integrate and heal. Once the implant is secure in the jawbone an artificial prosthesis (crown, bridge etc.) can be attached to complete the procedure. Osseointegration is a crucial process in ensuring the success of an implant, without it the implant would fail.