But, if you decide that getting dental implants are for you, you’re probably wondering, what’s next? What is the procedure like?
Before dental implants are placed, you’ll need a careful and comprehensive examination by Dr. Anil Rick Soordhar and Dr. Sunil Vick Soordhar. They need to check the health of your existing teeth, your gums and the bones in your jaw.
They’ll also review all your options that are right for you, such as:
– dental implant vs bridge options
– teeth implants
– implant supported permanent dentures
– dental bone grafts
– dental implant bone graft
– direct implant sinus lift (lateral sinus lift)
– indirect sinus lift bone graft (Summer’s or crestal sinus lift)
– gum grafting
They will also review the dental implant cost. If everything looks favorable for dental implants, then you’ll move to the next phase.
Next up will be your dental implant surgery to start the process of building your implants. A small, titanium screw (dental implant) will be anchored into your jaw bone. After that, several months of healing must take place to be sure the implant is firm, healthy and strong before moving on. If getting several implants, you may need more visits over time to get all the implants installed.
Once the implants have healed in the bone, temporary crowns are placed on the implants. These are left in place while the gums mature and heal.
Finally, you will get permanent crowns placed on the implants. At this point, you should have teeth that look and feel just like real teeth.
Just like real teeth, care for your teeth implants is critical. You need to brush and floss regularly and follow all of the advise offered by Dr. Rick Soordhar and Dr. Vick Soordhar after your dental implant procedure has been completed. Failure to follow the prescribed oral hygiene regimen can result in infections and/or failure of the procedure.
If you’re in the Milton area and are want to learn more about dental implants in Milton and the options available to you, please drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.