Surgical Placement of Dental Implants
San Diego Dental Implants
Are you ready to take the next step and get dental implants?
Dental implants are an attractive option for people with one or more missing teeth. If
you've lost teeth because of gum disease, decay, or an injury, dental
implants may replace your missing teeth and give you back your smile and
The procedure for placing a dental implant is usually a multi- step process
where two separate dental practitioners complete different steps; however,
Dr. Roya Mirkhan has the extensive training that enables her to complete
all implants in one office, without having to refer our patients to an outside specialist. Having
a well-trained San Diego implant dentist perform the multiple steps is
especially appealing to our patients because they are already familiar
with our doctor, our office, and our friendly staff.
Following are the conventional steps for dental implant placement. At our
office, we can often condense the below conventional steps into three
simple steps - first, being the initial consultation, second being the
actual implant surgery done under sedation under sterile conditions in
conjunction with any extractions and/or bone grafting procedures with
impressions taken and temporization of implant temporary crown or crowns,
and third being the approximate healing phase of approximately 2-4 months
and placement of final implant crown (crowns or restoration).
Step One -
The initial consultation where we take dental X-rays of the area where
the implants are to be placed. During this time, the area of bone will
be evaluated to ensure that the quality of the bone is good and sufficient
enough to support a dental implant. We will also take a diagnostic impression.
Step Two -
Implant placement (surgical placement of the post into the jaw bone) surgery
is performed under local anesthesia under sterile conditions. Once the
implant is placed in the jaw, the area will be left alone in order to
encourage healing, and also so the implant can integrate with the surrounding
jaw bone (alveolar bone). Once a dental implant is placed, it can take
from 3 to 6 months before the final restoration process is complete, with
full healing taking from 3 to 6 months.
Step Three -
The impression for a crown is obtained. We will attach an impression piece
to the implant and obtain an impression for the crown or bridge. If the
patient is getting an implant supported denture, we will take an impression
of the surrounding tissues and dental implants.
Step Four -
Once the crown or dental bridge has been crafted, we will try the crown
or bridge in order to ensure a perfect and comfortable fit. We will ensure
that the color matches the surrounding teeth and that the crown or bridge
is cemented properly. For an implant supported denture, we would evaluate
the denture for appearance, function, proper speech and stability. At
this time, any necessary adjustments are made and the denture is sent
to the dental laboratory for any necessary processing.
Step Five -
For patients who are getting dentures, in the final appointment their implant-supported
denture is delivered and fitted. We will take the necessary actions to
ensure that the denture fits comfortably and we will also adjust the bite
to ensure that the bite is even and natural feeling.
Contact us to request your free consultation!
Our top priority in all of our procedures is ensuring that your treatment
is safe, effective and as comfortable as possible. To learn more about
our dental implant procedures, please
contact us today to request a free consultation with Dr. Roya Mirkhan!