David Bruce Johnson DDS-Advanced Dentistry Bozeman | Dental Implants in Bozeman

 

David Bruce Johnson, DDS
A d v a n c e d   D e n t i s t r y
406-587-2201

 

West Kagy Professional Bldg.
1125 W Kagy Blvd, Suite 303
Bozeman, MT 59715

 

Dental Implants
 

 

The Implant Procedure:

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where the implant body is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you may have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth.  The healed implant site will be examined and x-rayed, and an impression of the abutment will be taken and used to create your permanent crown, bridge or denture restoration. The impressions will be sent to the lab for the custom implant restoration. Once the restoration is completed, you will return to the office to have the restoration attached permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
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