Dental Implant Placement for Complete Teeth Restoration
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Alternatively, are your teeth badly damaged and need to be extracted? Missing one or more teeth can have a huge effect on your dental health, not to mention the significant damage it can do to your appearance. However, lucky for you, Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry can offer you a perfect solution to your damaged or missing teeth – dental implant placement. With our dental implant solutions, we can help you to regain your full teeth function and give you back your lovely smile. If you are considering this treatment option, below is a look at what happens before, during, and after dental implant placement.
Preparation for Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant placement is an invasive oral surgery procedure, and thus proper planning and preparation are required before the implants are inserted. The treatment starts with a diagnosis to assess the dental problem and determine if dental implant placement is an ideal treatment.
During this stage, we will determine whether other less extensive dental solutions – for example, a root canal can help to save your teeth. If not, we will recommend a dental implant procedure. However, before doing that, we will assess your dental health condition – gum tissue and jawbone structure – to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
If you are an ideal candidate, we will then proceed to the treatment planning stage, where will determine how many implants are needed, where they will be inserted, and the treatment concept to follow – single implants, multiple implants, all-on-4 implants, or implant supported bridge. Your oral health condition and your preferences will be used in deciding on the proper treatment plan.
The Dental Implant Placement Procedure
The dental implant surgery will be performed under anesthesia, and will most likely require only a single visit. During the surgery, an incision will be created on the implant site (after sedating you) to create access to the jawbone. The bone will then be drilled to create a small hole for the implant. The implant (a metal post) will be inserted, and then the surgical wound will be closed by stitching the gums. The process will be repeated for other implants until they are all inserted.
The surgery can take minutes – for a single implant – or a few hours when inserting more than one implant. Once all the implants have been placed, dental crowns or a dental bridge will be screwed onto the implants – for same day implants. For delayed implants, the implant sites will be allowed to heal before dental crowns can be installed.
After Getting Dental Implants
Following the oral surgery, you can expect to experience some common surgery side effects such as pain, bleeding, swelling around the wound, and irritation of the gum tissue. During the first few days, the gum tissue will be extremely sensitive, and it is advised not to irritate it by touching, poking, or consuming hot foods and drinks – which can cause damage.
During the recovery period, the surgical wound will heal, while at the same time, the jawbone will grow into the dental implants, creating a strong anchor. Once the implants are fully healed, you can be able to enjoy complete oral functionality.
Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry helps to replace your teeth using natural prosthetics that restore your tooth's function and facial appearance. This way, you can enjoy various oral functions, while getting a great smile in the process. Call us today at (732) 982-7988 to find out more about the dental implant placement procedure.