How Do Dental Implants Stay in the Mouth?

By August 12, 2019Dentist

Here at Dream Dental Implant Center, we see a number of different patients dealing with a variety of oral health conditions. We deal with minor to very severe cases. One of the most common questions we are asked is “how do dental implants stay in the mouth?” It is important to understand that in order for dental implants to be successful, you need to have good oral health. A healthy mouth makes our job easier as we know the implant will be able to bond with your bone. When you come in for an evaluation, we will discuss your bone density and other concerns you may have about dental implants.

How does an implant work?

Dental implants are fused to your jawbone using titanium screws. The implant works by becoming the new “root” of your tooth. Think of it as a fresh foundation for your new smile. We will take x-rays of your jawbone to determine if it is strong enough to hold the implant. If the jawbone is not strong enough, we will need to perform bone grafts, which transfer new bone to your jawbone, allowing it to become stronger. Once the area is ready, we can begin the implant process.

The Procedure

Our team will walk you through the entire procedure and we will answer any questions you have about the implant process. We offer a free consultation with a free 3D CT Scan so you’ll know, risk free, if this procedure is right for you. You will also have a pre-surgery consultation to delve deeper into what you can expect. Once we can determine the area is prepared, we will start the implant process. We will use a titanium screw and surgically insert it into your jawbone. The screw will then need to rest as it starts to fuse with the jawbone for several months. Once we determine the implant is successful, a false tooth (dental crown) or your full arch implant, depending on what you’re getting done, is then connected to the titanium screw(s), restoring your smile to its proper start.

The Implant Stays in Your Mouth

The implant process has several different steps that help to make it successful. When you are anesthetized, we will be gently removing gum tissue and drilling a small hole into the jawbone. The titanium screw is then slotted into the hole, and the gum tissue is positioned over the top. We will stitch the gum tissue in place to help it heal properly. The screw is strong enough to hold the implant in place, which prevents any concerns about an implant falling out.


Any questions can be commented below or emailed to [email protected] To schedule a free consultation for dental implants in Salt Lake City, Utah, call Dream Dental Implant Center today! (801) 948-9971

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