Once our team has evaluated and concluded that you are a prime candidate for dental implants, there is usually a three-part process that can take several months until you have your new and strong implants.
To begin, Dr. Redlinger will put you under local anesthesia and anchor the implant in the jaw, then insert a screw into the implant to ensure that gum tissue and other debris does not enter the implant. The gum is then placed over the implant to secure it. The implant will be left to fuse with the bone for about three to six months in a process called “osseointegration,” essentially allowing the implant to fuse with the bone in the jaw.
The implant is uncovered in the second step and Dr. Redlinger attaches a post to the implant. Afterward, the sensitive gum tissue is given time to properly heal before starting the third step.
For the last step, Dr. Redlinger will make a unique crown, which will blend with the size, shape, and color of your other teeth. Once the crown is complete, it is fixed to the implant post. So now you have a beautiful new tooth or set of teeth that look completely natural.