The Treatment Steps Involved in Placing a Dental Implant

Dental implants in Orem, Utah, are strong, reliable, and beautiful dental restorations that can give you the smile results you are looking for. However, the treatment process may take a bit more time than expected. So, to help you know what to expect during a dental implant treatment, our Dental Center team is happy to explain the three phases involved. Those phases are:

Phase 1
First, your dentist will place a small titanium post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. This post will act as the root for the replacement tooth. Then, the bone will need to heal around the post to secure it in place, which could take anywhere from six to 12 weeks.

Phase 2
Once your bone has healed around the post, your dentist will attach a connector post, which is also known as an abutment. This abutment will hold the replacement tooth in place. Your dentist will then make impressions of your tooth and will take models of your bite and send that information to a dental lab so the technicians can create your dental crown or bridge.

Phase 3
When your restoration is made, your dentist will place it over the abutment and you will have the natural-looking and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Now that you know all about the steps involved in placing a dental implant, you are ready for your treatment! The sooner you get started on the restoration process, the sooner you’ll have the brilliant smile you have always wanted. For more information and details about dental implants in Orem, Utah, please call 801.224.6165 today and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you in any way we can!