Multiple tooth dental implant replacement procedure explained further.
The implant placement procedure is generally the same for multiple tooth replacement as it is for single tooth replacement. Dental implant replacement is a staged process that can take several months. Once you are deemed a good candidate for the procedure, our dentist will map out a treatment plan using radiography, special computer software and templates to help us choose optimal placement in the alveolar bone.
Our dentist use two or more strategically placed titanium implants to hold your prosthesis in place. An implant bridge is used for adjacent missing teeth and is permanent. Partial dentures, however, may be anchored with special bars or locator attachments affixed to the implants, and they may be removable.
The implant, which is a small titanium cylinder, is placed in the bone under local anesthesia. The gum tissues are then sutured around the implant, and you must wait six weeks or longer for osseointegration to happen. This is the process of the jawbone tissues healing and adhering to the titanium implant, which the body eventually accepts as a natural body part