Anyone who lost a tooth or two, especially those who became fully edentulous, would want to get a second chance for their smiles. Thankfully, dental restorations came and made it entirely possible for everyone to restore their teeth. One of the most favored options nowadays is dental implants. Compared to the other alternatives available, both the visible portion of the teeth (crowns) and the roots are restored. Patients can expect that implant restorations are more durable, stable, and even natural-looking than ever. For sure, many people are curious about how this works. So, we at Plantation Dental Care would make everything clear by setting the expectations of our patients properly. Here are the things to expect on the day of implant placement.
Do know that to complete a dental implant restoration, the process is divided into two phases which can take six to nine months. To make it as pleasant as possible, the dentist will utilize means for comfort by administering anesthetics or sedation options.
- The mouth will be thoroughly numbed by the dentist to avoid discomfort during the surgical placement of the implant posts.
- The dentist will make an incision on the gums where the implant is to be placed to gain access on the jawbone.
- A special drill will be used to create a space where the implant post will be positioned.
- As soon as the hole is ready, the implant will be screwed properly in place.
- Afterward, the second piece will be attached to the implant post.
- The gums will then be sutured over the implant.
- After a few months, the implant placed becomes attached to the bone, a process referred to as osseointegration.
- The site where the implant is attached will be re-exposed by performing a small incision. This step can be skipped if a component of the restoration is set along the gumline.
- An extension will be placed which will become the basis of the prosthesis to be fitted.
- The dentist will require a series of dental appointments. This step is usually different according to each patient’s case. After taking impressions carefully, the prosthesis that closely mimics the surrounding teeth will be created to secure a natural-looking aesthetics.
- As soon as the crown, bridge, or denture is ready, the dentist will require the patient to schedule an appointment for its placement.
- The dentist will check if the overall appearance of the prosthesis fits the patient perfectly.
With all the information provided above, hopefully, our patients can rest easy during their own appointments and let our dental professionals work their magic in restoring the lost smiles.
Are you aiming to restore your teeth as natural as it was before? Contact us to know more about Dental Implants in Plantation, FL, or to schedule your appointment with Plantation Dental Care!