Dental implant is defined as a plastic or metal anchor that is inserted into a jawbone to provide permanent support for a crown, fixed bridge, or denture when the bone itself would provide insufficient support. About 8 weeks after a tooth or teeth are removed, the anchor is screwed into a hole that has been drilled into the jaw. New bone is allowed to grow around and fuse with the anchor for up to 6 months before the crown, bridge, or denture is attached.
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Our clinic procedure:
First visits will be the insertion of the implant. Then temporary crowns will be placed while waiting for the implant to fuse to the bone which takes about 6 months.
Second visits will be the preparation and installation of the final crowns.