Dental implant placement is a sophisticated and transformative procedure used to replace missing teeth with natural-looking and functional prosthetics. It involves the surgical insertion of titanium or titanium alloy posts directly into the jawbone, mimicking the function of tooth roots. These implants provide a stable foundation for attaching custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures, effectively restoring both the appearance and functionality of a complete smile.
The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s oral health and bone structure, followed by the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, ensuring a strong and permanent anchor for the replacement tooth. After successful integration, an abutment is attached to the implant, serving as a connector for the final restoration.