Dental implants have three parts: a titanium screw, a post, and a dental crown. The titanium metal screw is inserted into the jawbone, where it fuses to the bone over the next six months through a process called osteointegration.
Once the implant has become integrated with the jaw, Dr. Krothapalli will add a post to extend the height of the implant and top that with a dental crown, which will serve as your new replacement tooth.
Dental implants have a 90-95% success rate, and even higher when the procedure is performed immediately after extracting a tooth. The success of implant surgery depends on success of the osteointegration process, and is higher among non-smokers and people with a strong, healthy immune system. Dental implants are not recommended for anyone taking immunosuppressant drugs or with compromised immunity.