What to Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure

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A dental implant is a fantastic way to replace a missing or damaged tooth, but the concept can be overwhelming or scary. We are here to set your fears to rest.

Here is what to expect when you turn to our experienced dentists for dental implants in Brooklyn:

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is typically made of titanium and is surgically implanted by your dentist. The screw-like portion of the implant mimics the root of your tooth. A natural-looking crown is then placed over the implant. Once the procedure is complete, you won’t be able to tell the implant apart from your real teeth.

Phase One

During your first visit, the bottom portion of the implant is placed. The oral surgeon numbs your mouth and then makes an incision in the gums. Next, they will drill a small hole in your jawbone and insert the titanium implant into the bone. Once the implant is securely placed, a second piece is screwed onto the top of the implant. The implant will become attached to the bone over the next few months.

Phase Two

Once your mouth has healed from phase one, it is time for the next phase. If necessary, the dentist will first re-expose the implant. An extension is then placed on top of the implant so that an impression can be taken. The impression is sent to a lab so that your crown can be made. Finally, once the crown is fabricated, it will be placed in your mouth. Once your dentist is satisfied that the crown fits perfectly in your mouth, your new dental implant is complete.

Is a Dental Implant Right for You?

Make an appointment with Park Slope Family Dentistry today at 718.768.1111 to schedule a consultation for dental implants.