Dental implants have been used with great success for many years in treating certain dental problems. While they are not suitable for every case of a lost tooth, they can provide a way for tooth replacement without the need for dentures. While dentures are better than nothing, many people find them uncomfortable, especially those on the bottom gums.
What exactly are dental implants?
They consist of three different components: –
- An implant into the bone of the gum
- A connector or abutment that must be inserted onto the first implant
- The artificial tooth or crown that is then connected to the abutment
It can take 3-6 months for all this to happen, because the implant must be left to heal completely and the bone needs to grow around it to make it secure. Then more healing is needed after the abutment is inserted. The last stage or connection of the crown is the simplest part of the whole operation.