There are several methods used in dentistry to successfully place an implant. The procedure requires a cooperative team of doctors and patients.
One of the commonly practiced methods is as follows:
Firstly, a hole of almost equivalent size of the implant is drilled into the bone. The implant is then buried surgically into the bone under the gums. Then, it is again surgically exposed from underlying gums. It is checked for successful integration and left untouched for proper healing. Now, abutment (a point where two objects meet) is placed over exposed surface of implant. It is again left untouched for proper healing. After final healing, an original lookalike tooth or teeth are placed.
Nowadays implants are used excessively in regular dental practice but very few people are aware of implants and their benefits. In future with the increasing trend of more and more people desiring permanent, durable, successful and beautiful teeth. Dental implants will be in much demand and at any cost. More developments in quality, availability, and cost will result in better prognosis.