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Getting a Dental Implant: The Process Explained

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Dr. David Wanserski
Getting a Dental Implant: The Process ExplainedYou may consider a dental implant if you miss one or more teeth. It is an excellent option for many people, as it restores the look and function of the teeth. This post will explain the procedure for getting a dental implant and what to expect.

Planning and Preparation

An expert dentist must determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. It will involve thoroughly examining your mouth and teeth, taking X-rays, and possibly getting a CT scan. They will check for the density and quality of your jawbone, the location of your sinuses, the nerves in your jaw, and any areas of infection in your mouth.

Placing the Implant

Next, the dentist will place the implant. They will first make an incision in the gums and place the metal implant into the bone socket. Once the implant is in place, the area is stitched up and allowed to heal for a few weeks. During this healing period, it is essential to avoid putting any pressure on the area as this can cause the implant to fail.


During this step, the implant post fuses with the jawbone. This process can take several months, which is vital for the dental implant's success. After osseointegration, you will return to the dentist's office for the next step in the procedure. If you get a single dental implant, your dentist will place the abutment during this second visit. If you are getting multiple dental implants, your dentist may place a temporary bridge or denture to help you eat and speak while the implants heal. Once the implants have fused with your jawbone, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge or denture and replace it with a permanent one.

Our clinic offers the best dental implant treatment in town. If you are looking for an improved smile, call us for more details.
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Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more.
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