An Introduction to Dental Implants

  • Implantology Seminars
  • 14 Mar, 2016
  • 56 Secs Read

An Introduction to Dental Implants

Explaining the various steps of dental implantology, from site preparation to bone growth to crowns, can be difficult. The most confusing step is that middle one – just how is new bone generated in the jaw? – and it’s where many patients start to lose the plot and wonder how this process actually works.

This simple explanation is a welcome primer, and an easy way to explain the procedure without drowning your patients in jargon:

Next, the bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration. What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. Osseointegration means “combines with the bone” and takes time. Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.

If you’d like to learn the best techniques for osseointegration, and the full suite of skills necessary to install your own dental implants, stick with the experts. Sign up with Implantology Seminars today.

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