Dental implants are long-lasting and stable solutions for the replacement of one, several, or the entire lower or upper arches of teeth. Made of strong materials such as titanium, the dental implant post is placed surgically in the jawbone where the replacement is needed. The implant gradually fuses into the jawbone and offers a strong base for the placement of dental prosthetics such as porcelain or ceramic crowns.
The process of healing and implant integration with the jawbone takes anywhere from four to six months. During this phase, it is necessary to protect the implant and preserve jawbone strength with implant restorations.