Dental implants also stimulate the bone in the jaw, preventing bone loss that can occur when a tooth is lost. Implants are permanently placed into the jawbone during a minor in-office procedure.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Implants?
First, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth so a custom crown can be made for you. Then, our dentist will make an incision in your gum where the implant will be placed. The dental implant is a post made from titanium that will be surgically placed in your mouth.
Once it's in place, your jawbone will grow around and fuse with the post to create a strong and sturdy foundation for your new tooth. Once your jawbone has integrated the post and fused with it, the abutment will be attached to your implant and serve as a connector for the crown. When the crown is ready, it will be placed on the implant to complete your new smile!
Dental implants are artificial roots that support fixed and natural-looking tooth restorations. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, visit Dr. Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867.