What Is the Process of Dental Implant Restoration Like?
Dental implants are a sophisticated and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. The process of dental implantation involves several steps, starting with a comprehensive examination and treatment planning. Initially, our team evaluates your entire mouth, including X-rays and scans to assess your bone and determine the feasibility of the procedure. If you are a suitable candidate, we can begin the dental implant surgery.
During the surgical phase, a small titanium post, resembling a screw, is placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. This post serves as the artificial tooth root and provides a stable foundation for the replacement tooth. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.
Following the insertion of the implant, a restorative phase known as osseointegration ensues, wherein the adjacent bone progressively merges with the titanium post, securely establishing it. This process of integration holds utmost significance in ensuring the enduring triumph of the implant, enduring for years to come.
Upon the successful culmination of osseointegration, the subsequent phase involves affixing an abutment to the implant. The abutment serves as a link connecting the implant to the replacement tooth, extending above the gumline to ensure a steadfast attachment. To achieve a harmonious blend with the patient’s natural teeth in terms of size, shape, and color, impressions are meticulously taken, enabling the creation of a personalized crown or prosthetic tooth.
In the final stage, the fabricated tooth is attached to the abutment. Dr. Franklin will ensure a proper fit and checks the bite alignment to guarantee optimal functionality and aesthetics. The result is a durable, natural-looking tooth that blends seamlessly with the patient’s smile.
Although the process of dental implantation requires time and patience, the outcome is a long-lasting solution that restores both the function and appearance of the patient’s teeth. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene are essential for maintaining the health and longevity of dental implants.