The Dental Implant Process
With all the benefits that come with dental implants, it is no wonder that more and more of our patients are making the decision to restore their missing teeth with implants instead of dentures or dental bridges. Only dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth that is both comfortable and stable. Today, Dr. Adam Chapnick is blogging from Barrie, ON to talk about the dental implant process and what each step of that process entails. With this information, we hope our patients will have a good idea of what their treatment with dental implants will look like.
The Process of Achieving Perfect Replacement Teeth
While the science behind dental implants can be quite complicated, the process itself is rather straightforward. But, before the process can begin, it is required that you attend a consultation with Dr. Chapnick. During your consultation, the doctor will examine you to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for treatment with implants. If necessary, he may also recommend a supplementary procedure, such as bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation, to help provide the foundation you need to support your implants.
Once your consultation is complete and you are cleared for treatment, the process can begin. The dental implant process can be broken down into three steps, which include:
During your procedure, Dr. Chapnick will make a small incision on your gums, which will expose your jawbone. At this point, the implant fixture will be placed and the area can be stitched up for the recovery period. Your abutment and a temporary replacement tooth may also be placed during this period. However, it is not unusual to go without for the duration of the recovery period.
The recovery period is the most important part of the process as this is when osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is the process of your jawbone and gums healing around your implant fixture, accepting it as a natural part of your anatomy. This is made possible because dental implants are made from titanium, a metal not recognized as foreign by the body.
Once the recovery period is complete, you will return to our Barrie, ON office to have your replacement teeth attached. If your abutment wasn’t already placed during your procedure, that will be taken care of now. Our replacement teeth are custom made so that they match your own natural teeth. This is to ensure that once in place, no one will be able to tell the difference between your artificial and natural teeth. Once in place, all that is left is for you to go out and show off your beautiful new smile.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Adam Chapnick
For everything that dental implants can offer, the actual process to obtaining them is actually rather straightforward and simple. With a process this easy to go about, there is no longer any reason to deny yourself the replacement teeth you need. If you have any additional questions or concerns you would like answered, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Adam Chapnick today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams soon!