What to Expect with a Dental Implant?

No matter how good you take care of your oral hygiene it can’t be prevented that a tooth will be displaced. Once this happens, you say goodbye to your best smile and leave a gap in your mouth. Dentures and dental bridges remain important, but the best way to address missing teeth is through dental implants at Upland Dental Practice clinic.

Dental implants are tooth replacement treatment in which the missing tooth and its root are restored to near original condition. Dental implants in Upland looks natural and function in the same way as natural teeth. This dental procedure is perfect regardless of how many teeth are lost.

Our prosthodontic dentists at Upland Dental Practice are well experienced and trained in the latest techniques in dental restoration and replacement of teeth. They had completed four years of additional training after dental school. We have the modern tools and state of the equipment to give you that painless and stress free dental experience.

There are several steps to go through the implant process before you can get that smile back. First is the medical insertion of fixture into or over the jawbone below the gum line. The crown is placed over the implant to make it look like the other teeth. You are given medication so you can be relaxed during the procedure. The defected area on which our prosthodontic dentist has to operate on is numbed with anesthesia. It would be easier to understand the process by going through the following steps:

First surgery

The fixtures are inserted into the bone of the jaw. The cut is made on the gum’s surface where there is no tooth which exposes the underlying bone. Continuous drilling is done to make an opening in the bone where the fixture has to be inserted later on. Bone density is checked through X-rays and computer tomography which shows the exact dimensions of the desired implant zone. The implants are then twisted or screwed to the prepared site and closed for three to four months. During this period the new bone tissue begin its boding process growing back around the implant and the jawbone. Medication and antibiotics are given and good oral hygiene is required for the medical procedure to be successful.

Second Surgery

When the fixture has fused tightly the adjustments are attached. The abutments or caps are the small connectors made of metal. The cut is made for the exposure of the implant. The caps are secured on the fixture. The cap is replaced for two to three weeks when restoration is being done. The restoration is like a crown which is fixed to the abutment, it takes about an hour to complete the surgery.