In this post we are going to answer popular questions about dental implants so you can understand what exactly are the dental implants.
What are the Dental implants?
Dental implants make you confident by making your teeth looks good.
If you lost a tooth during an injury or due to a periodontal disease or any other reason, wearing dentures that are uncomfortable, don’t worry. Dental implants might be the good solution for your problems.
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are a permanent procedure.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth.
1 – Placement of the dental implant
Dental Implant surgery is usually performed in the dentist’s clinic under local anesthesia. In rare cases, general anesthesia outside the clinic (ex. Hospital) can be used to perform the procedure.
- The doctor begins by exposing the jawbone, locate the place where dental implants will be placed and start making an incision in the gum.
- Using surgical instruments, the doctor prepares a small hole in the bone of the jaw and making sure not to affect neighboring nerves and sinuses.
- After that, the implant is placed into at the same level as the bone under the gums.
- It takes about Six to sixteen weeks for the jawbone to fuse with the implant. During this period, the implant attaches also to the gums that are completing their healing process.
2 – Placing the abutment
Once the doctor has confirmed that the osseointegration is complete, the piece where the crown will eventually attach is placed on the dental implant. The doctor must first reopen the patient gum to expose the dental implant.
There are two types of abutments: Cover screw and Healing abutment.
3 – Artificial teeth
Then, once an appropriate amount of time has passed for the area to heal, you will come back to Bloomfield Dental Center to place a beautiful, customized restoration tooth. Then, the dental implants are DONE! Dental implants are a sturdy, long-lasting, and beautiful choice for tooth replacement.
People who get dental implants get worry about the pain that might be feeling during and after the surgery. Most dental procedure do include some discomfort during and after surgery, and implant surgery is no exception.
Cutting into gums, and drilling the jawbone sound painful specially that the doctor does the surgery while the patient is awake. Using local anesthetic and healthy tissue will help the patient not to feel the pain. Also, the bone where the Implants is placed does not have many pain-sensing nerves. But if the patient is very nervous about the surgery, he/ she can have sedative options to make him/ her comfortable during the operation.
Don’t let tooth loss keep you from sharing your full enthusiasm in both your professional and personal life. Instead, enjoy a smile that’s whole and beautiful again with personalized care from Bloomfield Dental Center. Cerritos dentist Dr. Guerguis loves nothing more than sending patients off with a smile to be proud of. Contact us to schedule an appointment! We also serve Cerritos, Artesia, La Palma, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Norwalk, Cypress and all surrounding cities.