Your Step-by-Step Guide to Dental Implants
Missing teeth ruin your smile. At Kalil & Kress, we provide patients with dental implants to help restore their smiles and their confidence. Although the end result is rewarding, it is important to note that getting dental implants is not an easy process. The patient has to undergo a series of steps over a period of time to achieve new, permanent artificial teeth.
1. The implant is buried underneath the gum to serve as a replacement for the tooth root.
With the implant under the gum, it is protected from any type of force during recovery. Once the site has completely healed, the implant may have to be exposed again through surgery by removing a portion of the overlying gum.
2. The abutment stage involves connecting a post to the implant under the gum.
Once the area has completely healed, the post, also known as the abutment, is then connected to the implant. The abutment is allowed to penetrate through the gum in the process. When the gum around the abutment heals and forms a collar, it will be much easier for your dentist to access the implant during the final restorative stages.
3. The final restorative steps take place.
Once the implants and abutment have properly and successfully integrated, prosthetic teeth or dental crowns are then fabricated and connected to the implants.
Dental Implants in Nashua, NH
Although the process may take some time, the results are certainly worth your efforts. To learn more about dental implants and what to expect during the entire process, call us today at 603-880-7004 to request a consultation with one of our dental experts. We look forward to giving you the complete smile you deserve!