Your smile is important, which is why so many people make the choice to get dental implants. Not only do dental implants look more natural, they feel like the real thing. If you’ve made the choice to get dental implants, your next step is to discuss the process of getting dental implants with your dentist.
Getting dental implants is a process that requires two steps. Before this can happen, your dentist must determine your suitability for the procedure. This includes checking your health, as well as checking to see if your jaw has enough bone for a successful implantation. Once your suitability has been determined, you’re ready for the first step.
The first step is to place the implant in your jawbone. After this procedure is complete, you’ll be required to wait several months to ensure that the implant has successfully bonded to your jawbone. Once your dentist confirms this, you’ll need to go in for the second step.
The second step is when the final restoration is placed. Final implant restorations can range from a single tooth crown to a full mouth bridge or denture. Your dentist will determine your final restoration based on your tooth replacement needs.
The end result is well worth the process of getting dental implants. The following infographic walks you through the necessary steps for successful dental implants.