How a Tooth Implant Works


A Tooth implant breathes life and beauty back into a gapped smile, keeps the rest of your teeth stable and allows you to chew without pain. It is also an ideal solution for people who wear dentures.

Is it painful to have a tooth implant put in?

The first step is to consult with a dentist and have a full evaluation of the area where your tooth needs to be replaced. Radiographs will be required to confirm that the jaw bone is healthy enough to support an implant.

Next, a surgeon will install the implant metal post in the jawbone. This is usually done under local anesthesia in a outpatient setting. Then a connector piece (called an abutment) is attached to the implant. This is where the crown will eventually be attached. Sometimes the abutment can be placed at the same time as the implant since it doesn’t require a separate surgery.

Once the abutment is in place, the gum tissue can be closed over the top of it. Then the crown is put on to complete the replacement.

Your dentist will provide you with care instructions to ensure your new tooth is healthy and durable. This may include brushing, flossing and regular visits. If you have any problems with your implant, you should promptly report them to the FDA through MedWatch, their safety information and adverse event reporting program. For more information on getting a tooth implant, contact Jenkins Dental. You can call them at 203-382-7870 or visit them online.

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