The Process Of Dental Implants
Are you interested in Dental Implants but don’t know the process?
Dental Implants are the perfect fix for any broken or missing teeth. Not only are they most durable procedure but also the procedure with the most longevity.
If you have missing teeth this is how the process will begin. First, your dentist will examine you to make sure you are the right candidate for implants. He will make sure that you have enough bone for a stable implant placement. When you are the right candidate, the dentist will first cut open your gum tissue. Then, he will drill holes into your bone, and place the implant into the bone.
Now time is the biggest factor. You will need to give 4-6 months for the bone in your jaw to fortify the implant. After the 4-6 months during which the implant fused to your bone, the dentist will need to open up the gum tissue. This will expose the implant, and allow us place the abutment. The abutment is the attachment to the dental implant where your final crown will rest. After the abutment placement, the area must heal for another 2 weeks.
After the area heals the dentist will need to take an impression of your mouth as well as the area of the implant, in order to fabricate your dental crown. Either our office will fabricate the final crown the same day, or a dental lab will get the impression for fabrication. If we send the impression to a dental lab, the final crown will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Once fabricated, your dentist sets the dental crown in place. If you are happy with the result, there will be no more steps and you may now go and enjoy your new tooth!