Placing a dental implant at Brickell Dental Care is 100% PAIN FREE. And there are many benefits to having dental implants. Although the procedure may be a little uncomfortable (you may experience some pressure, but no pain at all). Dental implants could help to prevent further issues and discomfort.
Stages of placing a dental implant
Dental implantation is a complex procedure that includes a number of sequential stages, each of which is extremely important. The main stages of placing a dental implant are:
- dental examination of the patient, identification of contraindications;
- preparatory stage;
- surgical stage;
- placing abutment;
- orthopedic stage.
The first stage is very important, since the dentist will check if you are a good candidate for having a dental implant.
In the next stage, your dentist will check your medical situation, dental x-rays, and he may request a CT scan to see if you have enough bone for placing a dental implant. If you are not a good candidate for placing a titanium implant, the dentist may offer to replace a missing tooth (missing teeth) with a dental bridge.
You should be worried about the preparation stage, let your dentist do his job. After placing a titanium implant dentist may prescribe you antibiotics and pain relief. And he will schedule your next appointment for follow up (or stitches removal). You should wait 3-6 month to let the implant heal properly.
The fourth stage is the stage of placing the abutment, which is an intermediate link between the implant and the crown. The abutment is selected in accordance with the angle at which the teeth are to the bone. As well as in accordance with the size of the future tooth. The abutment is positioned exactly as the tooth will then be placed on it. Before placing the abutment, so-called gingiva formers are also used, which create a suitable gingival appearance at the base of the future tooth.
The last, fifth stage, is important from an aesthetic point of view. At this stage, the crowns of your future tooth are made, or a bridge, if there are several teeth in a row, using impressions made from the jaws, or using 3D modeling. The created prosthesis can be either removable or non-removable. The prosthesis (implant crowns) is created in accordance with the impression, the structure of the jaw, the color of the existing teeth. After which it is tried on, adjusted and installed. In the future, the dentist will instruct you on how to care for your new teeth so that they will serve you for a very, very long time.
Dental bone graft
When we are talking about dental implant placement we should say that some patients may need a bone graft.
A dental bone graft adds volume and density to your jaw in areas where bone loss has occurred. The bone graft material may be taken from your own body (autogenous), or it may be purchased from a human tissue bank (allograft) or an animal tissue bank (xenograft).
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that uses transplanted bone to repair and rebuild diseased or damaged bones. A bone graft is a choice for repairing bones almost anywhere in your body. Your surgeon might take bone from your hips, legs, or ribs to perform the graft.
Please call our dental office for more information about dental implants, brand of implants, and more at (407) 989 99-99.