Dental Implants Procedure & Why You Don’t Need to Fear
If the words, “dental implants” sound terrifying to you, we understand! Implanting anything sounds painful, but can it relieve you from existing pain instead? The answer is yes!
Whether you have been dealing with a missing tooth, lost a tooth due to an accident or infection, or your dentist recommended an implant for a variety of other reasons, you might be wondering what a dental implant procedure entails. In this blog post, we examine the dental implant procedure. Keep in mind that there’s always an implant consultation first that’s FREE!
Dental Implant Procedure: A Breakdown
Assuming you have already booked or completed your consultation, let’s get started with the dental implant procedure steps.
Once your dental implant professional removes your tooth, it’s time to replace it surgically within your lower or upper jaw. Drilling is required so that your new implant fits properly into the jawbone. Dentists use 3D imaging coupled with years of experience to successfully implant your new implants without damaging your nerves or causing you additional pain. Once the implant is set, a dentist will place a cap over it to protect it throughout the rest of the procedure. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed too and your surgeon will go over this if need be.
After the implant is in place and you begin to heal, this stretch of time allows your jawbone to grow around the new feature in place. In other words, osseointegration is the process by which your bones secure the new implant and grows around it which can take several months. Once this process is complete, it’s time to move on to tooth replacement.
Your dentist builds a custom crown for you that will act as your new tooth. If you are replacing more than one tooth then a bridge or denture may be needed instead of a crown. Most people can’t even tell that you have an implant because they look and feel so real! After this, the procedure is finished! Questions? Contact Implant Dentistry today!