Dental Implants are metal anchors, which help provide a strong foundation for removable or fixed replacement teeth that are made to look like your natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure usually involves two surgical phases. During the first stage, implants are placed into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. For three to six months, the implants will gradually bond with the bone and attach to the gum, as the gum tissue heals. At this time, you should be able to wear temporary dentures and have a soft diet.
For the second phase of the surgery, when the tissue is healed, and the implant has already attached to the jawbone, your dentist will uncover the implants and put a small healing collar. After two weeks, a dental impression should be taken, and posts will be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then placed over the posts. The dental implant procedure usually takes six to eight months.
When replacing several teeth or all your teeth, a fixed bridge is used to anchor to your dental implants. To learn more about the dental implant procedure, you can visit or contact our dental team at Dentistry For You in Woodbridge. We will gladly assist you with your concerns!
-The Dentistry For You Team