There are two parts to having a Dental Implant restoration.
The first involves minor surgery to place a titanium screw (implant) under the gum into the jaw. This then needs 3 to 6 months to allow the bone grow around and lock in (integrate) the screw.
The second part involves impressions and placing a restoration on top of the implant screw.
This restoration may be a crown, a bridge or even a denture depending on how many teeth are missing. It all depends on the number of implants placed.
There are many advantages to dental implants if you would like further information please look in the question and answers section or discuss them with us.