Dental implants are a great choice for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re trying to fill in one missing tooth, multiple, or all, dental implants provide a secure solution to bring back your smile.

The Implant Process

Bone Graft – Depending on the thickness and strength of your jawbone, you may need a bone graft prior to the implant being placed. A bone graft helps better secure an implant as well. The bone material can be natural and come from another location in your body or synthetic, which is a bone-substitute material. Ask Dr. Hung Luong to see which material will work best for you.

Implant Placement – Once your bone graft is healed, it’s time to insert the dental implant. The gum will be cut to expose the bone and the implant metal post will be placed into the hole drilled into the bone.

Osseointegration – Osseointegration is the process in which the jawbone and gum unites with the dental implant surface. This can take as long as a few months.

Abutment – Once the osseointegration is complete, the abutment is placed onto the implant. Over time, the gum tissue will surround itself around the abutment. Your gums should heal for about 2 weeks before the implant crown is attached.

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