Implants - Boyden Dental
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (synthetic material) that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implant material is made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue.
The dentist must perform surgery to anchor the artificial root into or on your jaw bone. The procedure is done in the dental office with local anesthesia. Medications may be prescribed for soreness
The process may take 4-6 months to complete. Technology, however, is trying to decrease the healing time involved. Each patient heals differently, so times will vary. After the screws and posts are placed surgically, the healing process may take up to 4 months and the fitting of replacement teeth no more than 2 months.