How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are inserted through a process called implantology. At least one minor surgical procedure will need to be done to begin the process of inserting dental implants. This may involve a CT scan to ensure the dentist knows the position of your other teeth and the thickness of your jawbone.

The implant is either an immediate implant, where the implant is put straight into the hole where your tooth has just been removed from, or a delayed implant, where the tooth is removed and the gum is given a couple of months to heal before the implant is inserted.

Both implants can be done by using two different techniques. The first technique is when both the implant rod (which is below the gum) and the abutment (the part above the gum which the false tooth joins on to) are inserted at the same time. The false tooth is not usually connected at this time as the mouth needs several months to heal first.

The second technique is when the implant rod is inserted and the gum is closed with stitches, making the implant unseen beneath the gum. Then several months later, the gum is cut open and the abutment is attached to the rod. The false teeth are then attached, either permanently or they may be able to be removed for cleaning. You can visit ‘   to know more about dental facet’(also known as ’ En savoir plus sur facette dentaire’ in French Language).

The benefits of dental implants include having a permanent and fuss free solution for a missing tooth or teeth. They are easier to manage than a set of dentures as they form a permanent part of your mouth and are not going to move about or cause discomfort like dentures can.