How do dental implants work?

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Dental implants work like any normal tooth. During the surgery, the dentist will drill into your gums and jaw line with specific drills for your implant type. The screw is then placed inside the hole created, and the person getting the surgery is released for a little while. The tooth is not on the screw yet because the gums have to heal around the screw to form a natural hold on it. When it is healed, the tooth is screwed onto the screw for a secure fit. After that, it can be treated like any normal tooth.