What’s the procedure behind a dental implant? Accent Smile Center in Dickson explains:
Once you and your dentist have agreed to go ahead with the procedure, a tooth root implant which is made of titanium is placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. As the jaw bone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it in the jaw. Once the implant has bonded, a small connector is attached to the post to hold the new tooth.
The next steps, Dickson dentist Dr. Gatgens explains, involve teeth impressions to create a model of your bite. When you new tooth is created, called a crown, it’s attached.
When you work with a great dentist, your new replacement tooth will look as natural as your own, right down to the color. It will blend with your teeth and natural alignment.