How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants are placed into the jawbone after our dentist makes a small incision at the site where the tooth is missing or is being extracted due to damage. Thereafter, the placement of screw retained, fixed acrylic and temporary tooth implants are placed. The gum tissue is replaced over the implant and a protective cover screw is placed on top for healing. After up to six months of healing, the dentist uncovers the implant and attaches an abutment, which holds the crown or tooth-like replacement of the implant. In some cases, the abutment may be placed at the same time the implant is placed.