Dental Implants

Dental Implants

We always want to keep our teeth and smiles intact. But, tooth loss happens due to aging and other oral concerns like tooth decay or gum diseases. 

While dentures and bridges were the treatments once widely used for replacing the tooth, today, we have more accurate options like Implants. Here is a detailed overview of this treatment.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are dental appliances fixed to the jawbone below the gum line. It functions as an artificial tooth root that fuses to the jaw and supports the crown. It is a permanent tooth replacement treatment and has become the best alternative for dentures.

Procedure for Dental Implants

The Dental Implants procedure is performed in multiple steps. The treatment takes 3 to 9 months to complete, and it is usually done by a dental specialist. 

First, they examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone. This assessment determines whether you have a healthy jawbone to hold the implants. They might suggest a bone graft if you have a thin, soft jawbone.

Then, based on the type and scope of the surgery, they provide anesthesia. After making a small cut in the gums, a hole is drilled into the jawbone, followed by implant insertion.

After the implants are successfully attached to the bone, you have to wait for 2 to 6 months to allow the bone to grow around the post. This process is known as osseointegration. 

Now, it is time to place a metal extender called an abutment. It connects the replacement tooth to the implants. Then it is left for healing. After the healing is completed, the dentist takes the impression of your teeth. The teeth will be permanently screwed into the abutment. 


Get quality dental implants from Belmont Dental Associates by Robert W. Bury and Taylor Bury at York, PA, for you and your loved ones. For more details and appointments, call us at (717) 848-1463, book online, or visit us at 3210 E Market Street, York, PA 17402.


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