If you’re considering your options for tooth replacement, you’re probably already aware that dental implants are the most modern and advanced one available. After all over 95 percent of dental implants placed are still successful after 10 years. But you may still have reservations or questions about dental implants. For example, do you know what the process of getting a dental implant will be like? What can you do to make sure that dental implants are successful for you? Read on to find out!
Before you begin treatment, you need to meet with Dr. Azmoodeh to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. He can answer any questions you have and will evaluate your specific case to make sure that you have sufficient jaw bone to support dental implants and that you’re in good oral health. Once these criteria have been met, he will create a personalized treatment plan and go over the details of the procedure with you. Because we want you to feel completely confident about your treatment, don’t hesitate to ask questions or raise concerns.
After your consultation, you’re ready for the next step—Dr. Azmoodeh will insert the “root” or titanium post into the socket. This requires a minor surgical procedure with minimal risks, especially when you have someone of Dr. Azmoodeh’s advanced and specialized training, skills, and experience performing the work. During the entire placement procedure, we will do our best to make sure you feel comfortable. We will also provide you with specific care instructions to ensure that you heal properly afterward and prepare for the next step toward your restored smile.
For several months after the placement procedure, you will undergo a process called osteointegration, in which the post stimulates the jaw bone to grow and surround it completely. To avoid potential failure, it’s important to make sure that your jaw bone has fully bonded to the post before we place a restoration on top. Otherwise, the dental implant will not have the stability and strength to function as intended. Once the gums and bone have healed sufficiently, we’ll attach the abutment, or a small metal piece that connects the post to the dental restoration.
The final step is putting the restoration into place on top of the abutment, completing the dental implant. Depending on the number of implants you have, we can attach any dental prosthetic, including a dental crown, fixed bridge, or implant-retained denture, to complete your smile. We use high-quality, durable restorations that look just like natural teeth, and because dental implants are so secure, you can feel confident in biting, chewing, talking, laughing, and smiling without worrying about your new teeth slipping out of place.
At Epic Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping you have the best smile possible. If you’re ready to get started on the path to a restored smile, contact our office today! We can’t wait to help you get your strong teeth back!