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Tyler Sheffield How do you put in a dental implant?
Transcript of Tyler Sheffield How do you put in a dental implant?
There are several steps to putting in an implant. You must have the hole you will drill the implant into. Then to put it in it must be healed, so several months of healing must take place before the implant goes in. Then the implant is screwed on.
What is an implant?
A dental implant is a fake tooth screwed in the bone or gum. If you have lost a tooth this is an option for you. The implanted part of an implant is a fake root. It is implanted into your bone or your gum.
What is the procedure to put in a single tooth implant?
First you get a lot of X-rays to see if you have
enough bone to put in the implant. Then a cut is made where the implant will be placed. This cut is stitched up. For several months the cut heals and then a new cut is made and a healing cap is placed on it. After a few weeks the healing cap is removed. An abutment is screwed in and a crown is placed on top. This is your implant.
The healing cap
After the healing cap is removed
A golden abutment
What are the different types of implants?
There are two different types of implants Endosteal and Subperioesteal. The difference between the two is that Endosteal is implanted in the bone. Subperiosteal is implanted on the bone. The Endosteal is more popular than the Subperiosteal. The Endosteal has various different types of implants. Some of these are screws, cylinders, and blades. The implant supports a a fake tooth. If you have a bridge(s) or removable dentures this could be an alternative. Subperiosteal implants are put on the jaw with supports in the gum to hold it in place. These implants can be used if cannot have dentures or have less bone.