Dental implants are one of the best options available if you have one or more missing permanent teeth. A dental implant can also be called “artificial root”, it is inserted within jaw bone in place of the missing tooth, once it gets fixed in bone and healing is done. It is uncovered from the top and a crown is placed over it.
Dental implants are designed to function like your natural teeth. Dental implants can restore and magically transform your smile and boost your self-esteem. Thinking of Dental implant placement surgery might make you feel a bit anxious, but if you have prior adequate information, it will decrease your anxiety level and make the procedure more acceptable and comfortable for you.
Read on to learn about the dental implant placement steps and what you can expect.
What to Expect During the Dental Implant Procedure?
Dental implant placement usually involves the following 5 steps:
Your Dentist will examine the site where the implant is to be placed and discuss the best options available for you and may recommend radiographs like CBCT if any additional information is required.
Your dentist may recommend additional bone graft procedures, in case of inadequate bone in the area where the implant is to be placed.
The implant placement procedure cannot begin until the implant area is completely numb. So, your dentist will give an injection of local anesthesia to numb the area to make the implant surgery comfortable for you. After the area is completely numb, the dental implant post is inserted and covered. Sometimes, you may need a few stitches to allow your gums to heal smoothly.
Usually, it takes 3-4 months healing time for a dental implant to fuse with your bone. Once it is fully Osseo-integrated and healed, you are ready for the next step.
After your healing phase is complete, your dentist will uncover the implant from the top and place an artificial tooth or crown over it.
After getting dental implants, you may need to visit the dentist regularly for follow-up checkups to ensure the implant is working fine and is free of inflammation.
Is the Dental Implant procedure painful?
As the area is numb where the Dental Implant is to be placed, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort other than mild pressure. Most patients feel surprised after dental implant placement surgery, because of comfort and how simple the procedure is. Many consider procedure easier than getting a tooth pulled out.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
You can be a good candidate if you have:
How long is the dental implant recovery?
If everything goes fine, you are ready to return to work within a day or two. Precautions are exercised for quicker healing and recovery as recommended by your Dentist.
Your dentist may prescribe you analgesics and antibiotics to minimize post-op discomfort.
Schedule a Consultation:
Are you considering a dental implant for the restoration of your missing teeth? At Royal Dental, our dedicated team and expert Dentists perform the implant procedure with minimal discomfort and ensure you stay calm and relaxed during the procedure.
Have any questions or concerns related to the dental implant procedure?
Call us today at 713-330-7700 or book your appointment online to schedule your consultation, or visit our dental office.