Dental implants are now considered as the preferred technique for tooth replacement whenever possible. The Titanium root shaped implant acts a tooth root substitute. Once it integrates with your natural bone to form a stable foundation, it will look and feel like your permanent natural teeth. In fact dental implants help preserve the surrounding bone and as such the integrity of the facial structures.
Dental Implant Procedure
- Consult With The Restorative Dentist
Here at Deccan Dental one of our highly trained dentists will evaluate and determine if you are a good candidate for an implant. Once we have made our initial determination we will seek a second opinion from the implant surgeon.
- Consult With Implant Surgeon | Periodontist
At this appointment the specialist will confirm our diagnosis and will make further determinations using specialized x-rays and diagnostic tools. Based on their evaluation they will advise on further treatment and plan for the implant placement.
- Implant Placement
The specialist will place your dental implants. This is generally an uncomplicated procedure done under local anesthesia. We recommend a healing period of 4 to 6 months. Occasionally you may be a candidate for placement of an immediate temporary crown.
- Implant Crown Placement
Following healing the next step begins. This is generally a two-step procedure that involves making an impression and mold for the laboratory to fabricate a crown that is custom shaded and fit for your mouth. Once the crown is returned ready from the lab we will schedule you back in our office for the final placement.
By choosing to place an implant over other traditional treatment options you could spare your adjacent teeth from being ground down for a bridge or for clasps to hold a partial denture. Dental implants have greater longevity than bridges and partials and spare you from the many problems associated with false teeth. With dental implants you should be able to eat virtually anything and smile with confidence knowing that your teeth appear as natural as they could.
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