Health Guide: Dental Implants Explained

What Are Dental Implants?

Endosseous fixtures or dental implants are surgical materials that interface with the bone of the skull or jaw to support prosthesis in the likes of a denture, bridge, and crown.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are specially designed to replace missing teeth.

The design of dental implants is cascaded on the structure of your natural tooth. Creating an opening in the jawbone is the first phase of implant treatment.

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This will help in the preparation for the implant. At the first surgical appointment, the implant is positioned into the bone and under the skin.

The first surgical appointment is carried out in a dental implant clinic in Dublin for example under local anesthetics without or with oral sedation.

The implant is now positioned and later followed by a healing protector.

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A temporary denture is placed and the gum may be sutured, depending on the implant system.

A procedure called oseo-integration takes place and the site instantly starts to heal.

The bone molecules start to join themselves to the titanium encompassing the implant. The final phase of the implant involves the personalized restoration being securely placed and fitted.

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