Implant Placement and Restoration

Implant placement, restoration

What does an implant placement mean?

Dental implant restoration is a procedure of replacing missing teeth. Anyone with missing teeth can suffer from a lack of self-confidence. The missing teeth may even affect the way a person speaks. General health may also suffer as eating may be difficult.

A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to merge with the bone over a few months. Implant placement acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In turn, this "artificial tooth root" serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. A dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to simulating a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability.

What are the benefits of dental implant restoration?

Implant restoration is changing the concept of tooth replacement and is replacing traditional dentures as a solution for missing teeth. Many people are choosing this new dental alternative for a variety of reasons. Putting implants in place restores the mouth to its natural state. There are many benefits of dental implant restoration:

  • Implant restoration is a permanent way to replace teeth.
  • Speech is improved.
  • Ability to eat and chew properly is restored.
  • Facial features are more refined when teeth are restored.
  • Teeth are held in place and do not shift.

Learn about the dental implant placement and restoration procedure

Examination phase

The implant dentist in Bonita Family Dental performs a thorough oral check-up to understand the patient's health condition. This is usually completed in a single visit and the dentist may take X-rays during the process. After checking the eligibility of the patient for the restoration procedure, the dentist sets a treatment plan.

Treatment planning

The implant dentist gives patients an overview of how the restoration takes place. The patient is recommended to undergo bone augmentation if necessary. If not, the dentist plans the position of the dental implant and schedules the appointment for surgical placement. Both these phases may be completed in a single visit.

Bone grafting

Bone grafting helps build the supporting structure to hold the dental implant. The surgical area may take few months to recover if a large amount of bone is restored through the process. This may require one or more visits based on the bone grafting process.

Implant placement

Implant placement is an important phase of dental implant treatment in Bonita Family Dental. In this phase, the dentist places the restoration by making incisions in the soft gum tissues. This may be completed in a single visit and the dentist allows the implant to heal for three to six months. The healing period may differ from patient to patient based on the complexity of the condition and the overall health.

Teeth restoration using dental crown

This is the final phase of the dental implant restoration process. The implant dentist removes some soft gum tissues and fixes an abutment over the implant. Impressions of teeth are taken, and dental crowns are fabricated in the lab. On confirmation of the fit of the new dental crown, it is finally fixed in place and is ready to be placed. The entire procedure takes about nine months to 1 year if done traditionally. With more advanced dental implant procedures, the restoration can be done in a single day.

FAQ

How painful is a tooth implant?

One does not experience any pain while getting dental implants. Nor one feel much discomfort throughout recovery. During the procedure, you will be numbed.

Can implants be reused?

The reuse of dental implant abutments is a cost-effective measure in dental practice. However, used abutments sterilized and serviced by implant dealers might be a source of cross-infection. Before reuse, they should be properly cleaned and resterilized as a precaution.

One does not experience any pain while getting dental implants. Nor one feel much discomfort throughout recovery. During the procedure, you will be numbed.

What are the stages of a dental implant?

The process of placing a dental implant involves multiple steps, including:

  • Damaged tooth removal
  • Dental implant placement
  • Bone growth and healing
  • Abutment placement
  • Artificial tooth placement

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