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Friday, April 18, 2014
Dental Implants Info by Mesa AZ Dentist Dr Gary Robison
The dental implant process is a biological process called osseointegration.
A dental implant uses a small "anchor" typically made of titanium to bond with the bone. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone and is made to look just like a natural tooth would look and have the same function of a natural tooth. When the surrounding bone has attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. The new tooth looks, feels, and performs just like your natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure is performed right at the Robison Dental Group Mesa AZ office. Dr. Robison may use a local or a general anesthesia depending on your sensitivity and a few other factors, Dr. Robison will determine what is best for you during your consultation.
In brief, Dr. Robison places the implant into your jaw, and over the next several months bone will securely attach to the implant surface thus anchoring it, then a dental prosthetic is (a tooth, bridge or denture), is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic in place.
Success or failure of implants depends on the health of the person receiving it. Before the option of getting a dental implant can even be considered, Dr. Robison will need to perform an evaluation to assure you are in good health and have sufficient healthy bone and gingiva.