A dental implant is a metal post that is placed into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Implants are a very popular option when it come to replacing missing teeth due to their success rate and how long they last.
During an implant procedure a dentist will prep the area of the jawbone to accept an implant. After the jawbone was been opened and prepped, a metal post will be place in the site. This implant will need to sit for several months to integrate into the bone. Once this integration has finished, the implant will be ready to have a crown fabricated and placed. There will be a few steps in between and these steps will be discussed between you and your doctor.