If you are considering dental implant placement, we are pleased to offer some insight into what you can expect from the procedure.
Many patients are concerned that the process will be painful, and while any surgical procedure has a certain degree of discomfort as the mouth heals, our team can provide a local anesthesia or form of sedation to ensure you remain comfortable during the placement process.
When it’s time to place dental implants following the administration of anesthesia, our professionals typically perform the following basic steps:
– Create an access point in the gum line in order to reach the underlying jawbone area.
– Create some space in the jawbone in order to create an anchor point for the dental implant so that you can have a new tooth.
– Attach the titanium screw to the jawbone, which forms the base of the dental implant.
– Allow the jawbone time to grow around the metal base and fuse naturally with the implant, which can take a few months.
– Attach an abutment to the titanium screw after the bone has completed its regrowth process, which serves to keep the final dental crown in place.
– Allow your gums to heal and improve their health for a few weeks prior to placing the dental crown.
– Create a detail impression of your smile to serve as a guide for the creation of the crown.
– Place the dental crown on the implant, which is very natural looking and should match your surrounding teeth.
Depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the overall process can take a few weeks or months to achieve final completion. To learn more about dental implants and how they can replace missing teeth, contact our team today for more information!