Dental implants can correct your oral health problems, including failing
teeth, bad teeth, missing teeth, gum disease, and bad breath. They also
offer increased stability, a better ability to chew and an improved capacity
to taste food. Since the procedure is surgery, you may be apprehensive,
so knowing what to expect can make all the difference.
After an initial inquiry, your next step is to set up a consultation with
a dentist. Together, you determine your needs, assess your oral health,
discuss your medical history, review financing, and introduce specialized
Once your procedure is scheduled, your dentist evaluates the area of your
mouth where the dental implants goes. A 3-D CT scan allows a dentist to
evaluate the quality and density of the bone in your jaw. An impression
of your teeth may also be taken so that your dentist can create the ideal
treatment plan for you. Your dentist also determines whether additional
procedures may be needed. If you’ve already lost a significant amount
of bone, your doctor may bring up the possibility of a grafting procedure
to add bone, or create new bone, in your jaw.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
As with any dental surgery, there can be discomfort during the dental implant
procedure. To make it as pain-free as possible, there are various levels
of sedation that can be used. If necessary, any teeth that need to be
removed are extracted prior to the implant placement. After these teeth
are removed, the dental implants are placed in your jaw bone and the replacement
teeth are then be placed over that.
Depending on your situation, your newly-placed implants may be left undisturbed
for several weeks to a few months while the surrounding bone and soft
tissue heal, or you may leave with a with a provisional dental implant-supported
bridge designed to last up to six months and give your jaw time to heal.
Maintenance and Follow Up
After a dental implant, it’s important to protect your new smile.
Regular care requires daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular
checkups and cleanings. Your dental implants act and look just like real
teeth, so you should treat them the same way.
If you’re ready to find a better solution to your dentures, get your
San Diego dental implants at Dental Implant Procedure today. We are ready to help you bring a new
Call (858) 348-5859 to schedule a free consultation today.