Implant surgery refers to the surgical procedure involved in the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to support dental prostheses like crowns, bridges, or dentures.

The process of implant surgery typically involves several steps:

  1. Consultation and Examination: Before the surgery, the patient undergoes a comprehensive dental examination, including X-rays or CT scans, to assess their oral health and determine their suitability for dental implants. The dentist or oral surgeon also discusses the treatment plan, expectations, and any potential risks or complications with the patient.
  2. Treatment Planning: Based on the examination findings, a personalized treatment plan is developed, outlining the number of implants needed, their placement locations, and the type of dental prostheses to be attached to the implants.
  3. Implant Placement: During the surgical procedure, the dentist or oral surgeon numbs the area with local anesthesia and makes an incision in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone. Then, using specialized drills, they create a space in the bone for the implant. The implant is carefully inserted into the prepared site and positioned for optimal stability and support.
  4. Healing Period (Osseointegration): After implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow the implant to integrate with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. This typically takes several months, during which the bone fuses with the implant, providing a strong and stable foundation for the dental prosthesis.

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