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What is a dental Implant?

What is a dental Implant?

The best way to replace a tooth is to mimic it as closely as possible. Dental implants do just that.

Dental implant is an artificial root used to make a whole tooth (from the root to the top) like a natural tooth at the extraction socket.  An artificial dental root (fixture) made of titanium is directly planted in the alveolar bone in place of the lost tooth and a crown is formed on the top to function as a natural tooth.

Crown

The external upper part of a tooth is covered with a crown for harmonized look with neighboring teeth

Abutment

The crown and implant are connected by using an abutment and screw.

Fixture

The artificial dental root is planted in the alveolar bone in order to function as a al- ternative replacement for natural root.

Operation process

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◼︎ Artificial Dental Root (Fixture) Placement (1st surgery)

The first treatment is performed for implantation at the most ideal position.

◼︎ Placing the final restoration

An artificial tooth is placed on the abutment post of the implant.

◼︎ Osseointegration and abutment connection

When bone healing and osseointegration with implant is developed after the initial implant operation, abutment post is connected with the implant in the second treatment

Implant Q & A

Q. Is it painful to receive an implant treatment?

Implant operation is performed with local anesthesia. Some swelling and mild pain may remain after operation depending on individual circumstances. You may not worry about pains if you take your medicine as prescribed by the dentist and keep regulatory precautions after the operation.

Q. How long it will take to fully complete an implant operation and treatment?

Although it depends on implant quantities and the complexity of treatment, simple implant surgery usually only takes 30 minutes. The period of osseointegration of maxillary surgery is 4~6 months and mandibular case is 2~3 months in general. However, the treatment period may vary greatly depending upon individual.

Q. Is it possible to receive an implant surgery even if my oral condition is bad?

To receive an implant surgery, it is recommended that the bone tissue is sufficient quantitatively as well as qualitatively. However, you could get proper treatment after appropriate diagnosis and consultation with a dentist.

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