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Exploring the Dental Implant Procedure

Certain procedures that your Hazlet dentist can perform may impact both your appearance and your ability to chew and speak efficiently. Dental implants and dentures are both examples of these kinds of procedures. If your dentist has recommended dental implants, read this brief article for information on what to expect.

Meeting with Your Dentist

The first step in the dental implant procedure is determining whether or not this particular treatment is optimal for your needs. Dental implants may be a suitable treatment for missing teeth, but it is not the only one. Only your dentist can help you determine what the ideal treatment would be. Your dentist will evaluate your gums, jaws, and teeth to assess whether or not you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Three Steps of the Process

Once your dentist determines that this is the ideal treatment for your needs, you will go through the three stages of dental implant procedure . The first step in this process is to replace the root of your missing tooth with a surgical implant under your gum. You will give this time to heal and then return to have a post or abutment installed. The abutment attaches to the implant through the gum, which heals around the post. Your oral surgeon can then use the exposed post to attach a dental crown or prosthetic tooth.

Success Rates

Dental implant procedures typically enjoy a very high success rate. In some rare cases a patient’s mouth does not accept the dental implant. When this occurs, your dentist will remove the failed implant and determine whether or not a replacement dental implant should be inserted.

Would you like to learn more about the dental implant procedure? If so, contact Glenwood Premier Dental . We are proud to call ourselves the Hazlet area’s home for cosmetic, implant, and laser dentistry. Please give us a call at (732) 847-9039 or visit our website to learn more about our many dental procedures. If you live in the area, feel free to stop in and see us today.