Preparation For Dental Implants
To decide whether implants are fit for you, a discussion is required. Amid this arrangement, we will completely examine your teeth and gums and assess bone thickness and amount. This may include x-rays and a CT-Scan to guarantee there is correct bone structure before the implant will push through.
Dental implants are the perfect solution to restore your smile if you have missing teeth. If you are looking to permanently replace your missing teeth, going through the dental implant procedure is your best option. In order to help you prepare for your dental implant procedure, we will take you to step by step to better understand what happens before, during, and after the treatment.
During The Procedure
Most dental implants can be placed with the use of a local anesthetic. If you are nervous or getting multiple implants, then sedation can be an option for you. At Prestige Oral Surgery, we will discuss with you the different forms of sedation available.
Dental implants are typically placed in a three-stage process. First, we will place the implant underneath the gums. Once healing is complete, some of the gum tissue will be surgically removed to expose the implant. When we are confident that the post has integrated with your jawbone, an abutment will be placed. Your dentist will then have a custom crown made and will attach it to the implant, resulting in a stable and natural looking smile.
After The Dental Implant Procedure
After your surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort, but we will provide you with antibiotics or pain medicine if necessary. While you are healing from your surgery, and after, it is vital to maintain a proper oral health routine. Brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, taking special care to clean around the dental implant. You will have follow-up appointments with our office to make sure that everything is healing properly. Once everything is healed, you will be able smile, speak, and eat with renewed confidence.
To learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you, contact Prestige Oral Surgery at 732-297-7000.