Dental implants have quickly become the premier tooth replacement solution because of their amazing health, strength, and lifestyle benefits. However, the procedure for getting a complete smile is more involved compared to other options. That’s why we’ve included the steps for how dental implants work! Read on to learn exactly what to expect when it comes to getting dental implants.
No two smiles are the same, which is why your initial dental implant consultation is so important. During this visit, we will examine the condition of your oral health, the number of teeth that you’re missing, and the strength of your jawbone. From there, we will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan, including information like how many implants you’ll need and the estimated cost. From there, we will schedule your dental implants surgery.
Dental implant surgery will typically take one to two appointments, depending on the number of teeth you’re missing. While this is a more invasive treatment than other replacements, you’ll be numb and comfortable before the surgery begins. First, small incisions are made in the gums to access your jawbone. Then, tiny holes are created in the jaw for the placement of your dental implants. Once they’re in place, you’ll be provided with temporary restorations to maintain your appearance while you complete the healing process for implants.
After the dental implants are placed, you’ll begin a healing process called osseointegration. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This allows your implants to permanently fuse to your jaw, becoming a sturdy support for your restorations. Osseointegration will typically take at least 3 to 4 months. Once this process is complete, you’ll receive abutments, which are small connectors laced on top of your implants. Next, we will take impressions of your smile with the implants and abutments to create your custom-made restorations.
The last stage of the dental implant process is to mount your final restorations. This is possible because of the abutments that were previously attached to your implants. You’ll come back into our office, where one of our experts will show you your restorations, ensuring that you’re happy with the results before permanently placing them. All that’s left to do is to walk out of our office with a lifelike, full, strong, and beautiful set of teeth!
If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office!
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