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What is involved in getting a dental implant?

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First, you dentist will create a treatment plain tailed to your needs.

Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.

Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post -- called an abutment -- is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment.

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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