The Dental Implant Process

Dental Implant Process - PittsburghAt our office, we work hard to ensure you have as much information as possible about your procedure. We believe that an informed patient is a relaxed patient. If you’re a Pittsburgh-area resident and you have questions about dental implants, we’ll help you learn as much as possible about the implant process so you can plan accordingly.

The first thing to understand is that the dental implant process takes a little time. But the end result is an exceptionally strong, durable, inconspicuous tooth replacement option that will last you for decades.

Here’s the broad outline of the dental implant process:

  • First, the titanium implant is placed in your jawbone. This implant serves as the foundation for the dental crown that will replace your actual tooth. Once the implant is placed in your jawbone, it must be fully integrated before we can move forward. This process, known as osseointegration, takes several months, but provides the strong foundation your replacement tooth needs.
  • During this waiting period, your porcelain dental crown will be custom-fabricated to fit with your surrounding teeth in both shape and color
  • Finally, once we have determined that your implant is fully integrated within your jaw, you will return to have your dental crown placed on the titanium implant

This process, while extensive, is vital to the strength and durability that make dental implants so popular with so many patients.

If you live in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and you want to determine if dental implants are right for you, please call Dentonics, Inc today at 412-487-6910 for a consultation.