The Process Involved in Placing a Dental Implant

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If you’re interested in restoring your oral health with a dental implant in Marlborough, Connecticut, but you’re not sure what to expect with the treatment, our Rivereast Dental Group team is more than happy to help you!

The process involved in placing a dental implant will require a few trips to our office, but once the treatment is completed, you will have a stable and reliable replacement for your tooth. Generally, there are three phases to the treatment process; those phases are:

Phase 1
Your dentist will first place a small post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. Then, the bone will need to heal around the post to secure it into place. During the healing process, your dentist may recommend having a soft foods diet.

Phase 2
Once the post has bonded to the jaw bone, a small connector post is attached to the root implant post. This will hold the replacement tooth in its position. Your dentist will then make the new tooth by making impressions of your teeth and taking a model of your bite. Next, your dentist will send that information to a dental lab where your crown or bridge is created.

Phase 3
Once the restoration is made, your dentist will secure it onto the connector post. The replacement tooth will match the size, color, shape, and appearance of your other teeth, giving you the natural-looking appearance you’re searching for.

If you have any questions regarding the dental implant placement process, please feel free to call 860.295.9536 today and talk to your dentist, Dr. Douglas Doran, or a member of our team. We are more than happy to help you!