Although a more lengthy and costly procedure, dental implants are by far one of those effective procedures available to patients who are looking to restore missing teeth.
The process can take up to a couple months to complete as getting implants requires multiple visits. It all starts out with a consultation that you’ll have one-on-one with your dentist to ensure that an implant is the right route for you. After the consultation, your next appointment will consist of the dentist drilling a titanium screw into the place where the missing tooth is located, and then the next appointment will be for placing the abutment and the crown. The reason for this is so that the jawbone has enough time to fuse to the implant to keep it in place.