A dental implant is a treatment method for providing a good foundation for permanent teeth or replacement for your removable tooth so that it matches your original tooth. There may be variations in the dental implants’ success rate as it depends on the location of the jaw where the implants had been positioned. But, generally speaking, dental implants are known to have up to 98 percent success rate. If proper care is taken, such implants can last for your entire lifetime.
Very often, a dental implant surgery is conducted at a dental clinic. Occasionally, they may be also done at a hospital. Usually local anesthesia is given for such an out-patient procedure. An adjunctive surgical procedure like bone augmentation can be done as a separate procedure or simultaneously with an implant replacement by your dental surgeon.
Staged dental implant
This is the most popular form of conducting a dental implant procedure. In the first stage, the implant is surgically buried to flush with the bone and underneath your gum. This is done to replace your tooth root. During the second stage, the implant is checked to see whether it has been successfully implanted or not. Your dentist in Cary will allow sometime for the gum to heal and then form a collar or a cuff that is used by him to get access to the implant made. The final phase involves positioning the prosthetic teeth or tooth.