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Dental implant placement
What is a dental implant? The dental implant was developed to replace a lost tooth. The idea is to insert, via a delicate and comfortable surgery, something that looks and feels like the root of a human tooth. In addition, it must be solid and biocompatible so that there are no rejects. The root-shaped dental implant was born more than 50 years ago. It is a small rod made of titanium or zirconium, which is inserted into the jaw to replace one or many lost teeth. Once the treatment is completed, the dental implant and the crown function like your tooth. Because it is so comfortable, you’ll forget you have a dental implant.
The entire process can take from 4 to 18 months. Sometimes a bone graft is required before the implant can be placed. This may prolong the duration of the treatment.
Dr. Benko, a general dentist, and his team have been placing dental implants comfortably and safely since 1999.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, directly at the dental clinic. Sedation, the administration of a medication to relieve stress related tensions, may also be used. More rarely, implant surgery can be performed under general anesthesia in the hospital.
Here are the main steps in the placement of a dental implant:
When extractions must be performed to replace teeth with implants, the dentist may decide to apply what is called the « immediate technique ». He or she then screws the implants into the tooth socket, the hole left by the extracted roots, immediately after extraction. A healing time of three to six months must still be respected before proceeding to the next steps.