Always performed by a specially trained implantologist or periodontist, dental implants are the very best way to replace missing teeth, whether it be one missing tooth or a whole arch of missing teeth. Actually, the dental implant procedure is not as complex as most people think and is not a painful procedure at all. Placement of an implant can often happen in about 30 minutes or less.
A dental implant is a special screw which replaces the root of a missing tooth. Once placed, this normally needs three months to settle and heal in to the jaw bone before the final stage is completed. When you return to Lima after these three months have passed, the final stage requires two things; an abutment and the final crown. The abutment is a connector which holds the new crown firmly in place, attaching it to the implant.