Implant Dentistry – The Procedure
The placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. In the first phase, a small titanium post is precisely and gently anchored into the patient’s jawbone, recreating a natural tooth root. The implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone for three to six months after the surgery. Patients will be fitted with temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time, while Dr. Banga designs the final crown, bridgework, or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
In the second phase, the implants are revealed and another titanium piece, called an “abutment,” is attached to these posts. A porcelain crown, bridgework, or fixed denture is cemented to this abutment. Only this piece is visible, as the implant looks, feels, and functions as a natural tooth. While the procedure is lengthy, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
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Implants can be used to support dentures, holding the prosthesis securely in place while eating, speaking, and during other oral activities while still allowing for easy self-removal for cleaning purposes.