Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace and restore function of the missing area. A dental implant consists of three components: the post, an abutment, and the crown. Implants are made of titanium that fuses to the jawbone, this process is called osseointegration and it can take anywhere from 2-4 months. Once osseointegration is completed, impression will be taken to cement the permanent crown onto the abutment.
Risks or complications of implants:
Just like any surgical procedures, tooth extraction does carry risk of complications which include:
- Infection at implant site
- Injury or damage to surrounding structures
- Sinus issues
- Nerve damage