Dental implants are the most commonly used way to replace your missing teeth. The two types of dental implants are Endosteal and Subperiosteal. Endosteal is a type of implant done in the bone and Subperiosteal is a type of implant that is carried out under the gum tissue on the top of the jawline. The procedure of implant includes several steps.
- Placing the implant in the Jaw
The first and most important step is a thorough examination of the teeth and removes the damaged teeth. Then, if necessary a jawbone grafting is done to create a solid base for the implants. A small cut open is made to the gum to place the dental implants. Once the metal implant is placed into the jawbone, the jawbone starts growing to unite with the surface of the dental implant creating a solid base for the new teeth.
- Artificial teeth Attachment
The dentist then reopens the gums and exposes the dental implants to place the abutment. After the abutment is placed, it takes 2-3 weeks before the artificial tooth is attached. As per the requirement the artificial tooth that is fixed, removable, or a combination of both is chosen and attached. Most dental implants are successful but after the procedure of dental implant, you may have swelling of gums and face, minor bleeding, and pain at the implanted area. Antibiotics or pain relief medicines are suggested by the dentist to recover soon from any discomfort or pains.