The Process of Dental Implants

Dental implants, like other dental procedures, have their pros and cons.

The benefits include:

  • Teeth implants and denture implants preserve your jaw bone structure. There can be up to 40% of bone loss (height and width) in the first year after a tooth has been removed and it continues for the rest of your life unless implant teeth are placed in your jaw bone.
  • Dental implants stop the continued loss of jaw bone. If the dental implant procedure is not done, the constant bone loss would cause your face to change and make you look older than you are.
  • Dental implant procedures from a single tooth implant, multiple teeth implants, full upper jaw implants, full lower jaw implants, or implant supported permanent dentures are well tolerated by patients.
  • Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth, without many of the inconveniences offered by a flipper, partial denture or full denture.
  • A very natural looking tooth implant will replace your existing missing tooth.
  • Securing your partial denture or full denture to an implant supported denture so they do not move when eating or talking.
  • Ease of conversion of an existing denture to denture implants.
  • Maintenance very similar to that you used when looking after your real teeth.
  • Preserve tooth structure of teeth aournd the missing tooth space, which would have to be sacrificed if you decided to do a bridge vs. implant.

But, if you decide that getting dental implants are for you, you’re probably wondering, what’s next? What is the procedure like?

 

Consultation

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.

Surgery

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.

Temporary Crowns

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.

Permanent Crowns

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.

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