Dental implants are sterile titanium screws that are placed in your jawbone where the root of a missing tooth used to be present.
After a dental implant has been placed, your jawbone has to heal and fuse to the implant, and this occurs over a period of time. It will typically take 3-6 months for your bone to be sufficiently healed to where an abutment and a crown can be attached to the implant.
Sometimes before you can have an implant placed, you will need bone grafting procedures to build up the amount of bone necessary to have a properly sized implant. If you have questions about dental implants, contact us today at (775) 322-5122 to set up your personal appointment with Dr. French.