Obtaining your dental implant usually involves a three-part process after our Reno-Tahoe team has evaluated and concluded that you are a prospect. This three-part process can take several months but guarantees you receive implants that are strong and properly positioned.
To begin, Dr. Redlinger will put you under local anesthesia and anchor the implant in the jaw. Next, he will insert a screw into the implant to ensure that gum tissue and other debris won't enter the site. The gum is then placed over the implant to secure it and left to fuse with the bone for about three to six months in a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration essentially allows the implant to blend with the bone in the jaw.
After this period, we uncover the implant in the second step. Dr. Redlinger attaches a post to the implant. Then he gives the sensitive gum tissue time to properly heal before starting the third step.
For the last step, Dr. Redlinger makes a unique crown to blend with the size, shape, and color of your other teeth. Once the crown is complete, it is fixed to the implant post, giving you a beautiful new tooth or set of teeth that look completely natural.