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What is the dental implant?


Dental Implants

Dental implants are small metal screws that are inserted below the gum line, into the actual jawbone itself. The screw is made of titanium, a metal used in surgery because the human body does not reject it like it does other forms of steel. Metals of this nature are referred to as surgical metals. During the healing process, the jawbone integrates the dental implant into the maxilla or mandible. During this osseo-integration, as this process is called, the implant will become quite securely lodged into your jawbone as new bone grows around it.

There are a wide variety of implants available, finding the one that is right for you depends on a number of factors. Factors such as the condition of your jawbone, your budget, and your aesthetic preferences should all be taken into account when deciding if an implant is right for you. That is why Forest and Ray Ltd offers an implant consultation with dental professionals who can help you make a decision that neither you nor your wallet will regret.

Step by step

The first step is for the doctor to take an x-ray. This will help determine your oral health status, help us see any factors that are invisible to the naked eye, and give us a good idea of what condition your jawbone is in, if it is ready to receive an implant. After this x-ray and consultation, we will be able to give you a definite answer as to whether or not you are eligible for a dental implant, and if so, which one would yield you the best results.

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