On to the Dentist

With Election Day over, what better way to celebrate the results and seeing less television ads than by going to the dentist. My implant procedure actually started mid-summer when it was discovered that a tooth with a root canal fractured. Given the options, I chose to get a dental implant.

The process began with a tooth extraction. The endodontist then filled the hole with a material to strengthen the bone, which takes time. So today, 4 months or so later, it’s time to receive the actual implant. After allowing more healing time, the process will conclude in late winter/early spring with a my dentist fitting a crown over the implant.

Here’s a short animation about the process – but I’m only getting one.