How Dental Implants Work – Sachse, TX
Reliable Tooth Replacement and Attractive Results
More and more, people are discovering that dental implantation is a viable means of replacing their missing teeth. However, given that it requires a minimally invasive surgical procedure to insert the implants, you likely have some questions about how the process works. As part of our efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information so you can feel comfortable about having implants placed, we’ve outlined some of the key details about the procedure. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact us to schedule a visit.
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
When you visit us for a consultation, it serves several purposes. For starters, it allows us to assess the condition of your oral health to determine your eligibility for the implant procedure. This will include us taking X-ray images and Dr. Rottman measuring your jawbone density to ensure there is enough to support a dental implant.
Although we’ve performed the dental implant process on several occasions, we know it’s likely the first go-around for you, so we’ll take the time to guide you through every step of the process. While visiting, you’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have.
Dental Implant Surgery
Before the surgery gets underway, we’ll apply local anesthesia to numb the treatment site. Therefore, you can look forward to a painless procedure. If you’re experiencing some anxiety about the implantation process, we can also provide sedation dentistry to calm your nerves.
After verifying that you’re numb, the specialist will make an incision into your gums to gain access to your underlying bone. Then, a small hole will be drilled to allow for the insertion of the dental implant in Sachse. Once the implant is placed, a cover screw will be added to protect the area while you heal.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment
Across the board, dental implantation has a 95% success rate. This can greatly be attributed to the fusing of the titanium post to the jawbone. The process, called osseointegration, can sometimes take up to six months to complete, but it’s well worth the wait. As the new bone cells form around the implant, it will be permanently fixed in its position.
After you’ve healed from the initial placement and the osseointegration process is complete, your dentist in Sachse will add an abutment. By being screwed into the implant, it ensures that the replacement prosthetic can be locked into place, with no slipping.
Placement of Dental Implant Restorations
The dental implant procedure is the only form of tooth replacement that doesn’t rely on the surrounding teeth, suction or gum tissue for security. Instead, it is completely self-sufficient. Whether you’re receiving a dental crown, implant bridge or implant-retained denture, the placement of the restoration will be the final step of the process. To ensure you have the best fit possible, we’ll work closely with the dental lab technicians to create a prosthetic that is just right for you. Therefore, your new teeth will match the color, size and shape of the rest of your smile.