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Dental Implants Ask The Prosthodontist Chris McFarland Question:
After the implant has been put in is it usual for the bone go grow over the implant?

Does the length of time cause the bone to grow over the implant? And, once the post is attached then one has a crown made or is it more complicated than that? ... Visitor from AZ

Answer:
If an implant is "buried" below the crest of the bone, it is possible for bone to grow over the top.

But this isn't really a big deal, it just makes the appointment where we uncover the implant and take the impression for the crown a bit more difficult.

We make crowns to fit on the implants in several different ways depending on your particular needs. Some are screwed into place and others are cemented.

The entire process takes about 3 weeks after the implant is exposed.

Christopher McFarland, DMD
Atlanta Prosthodontist - Periodontist
2530 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur - Duluth - Atlanta, GA
(770) 492-0256

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