Patients who wish to get dental implants need to satisfy a few physical conditions before the procedure. Some of the factors that the dentist checks are jawbone health, jawbone size, placement available for placing the implant, the overall state of health, health history for patients with high blood pressure or diabetes, etc. The dentist will check for these factors and determine your candidacy for the restoration.
During the initial consultation, the dentist will clean the teeth and take a highly-precise mold. It will be used to fabricate the implant crown. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the teeth, gums, and jawbone. A tiny hole is made on the jawbone, and the implant stud will be inserted into it. Dental adhesives are used to firmly fix it in place, after which the dentist suggests a few months healing period. During this, the gums will regrow around the implant, and the jawbone adheres to it.
During the next visit, the dentist will place an abutment on the implant. It is a connecting element over which the ceramic crown will be placed. Dental adhesives will be used to fix the crown to the abutment firmly. A bite test will be conducted to check the fit and comfort of the restoration. It may be polished to enhance its luster.