February 22, 2017

Dental Mirror Adjacent to Patient's MouthYou want the best for your smile at all times, and after the loss of one or more teeth, that means dental implants in Gilbert, AZ. But how do they work? And what’s the process for dental implants? At Smiles By Hanna, Dr. Mansoor places and restores high quality dental implants from the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Watch one satisfied patient, Kelsey, talk about how easy the process is, then take a few moments to read more about the dental implant process below. Once you’re finished, we’re happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your own tooth replacement!

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are a comprehensive solution to tooth loss. Other replacement methods, like a fixed bridge or a non-implant supported denture, only give you back the visible portion of the tooth. But without the supporting root, your jawbone will slowly degenerate, shrivel and leave you at an increased risk for even more tooth loss. 

There is good news —  teeth restored with dental implants promote oral health and also last for a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Compare that to non-implant retained replacements and you’ll see that dental implants are a smart financial investment.

The Process for Dental Implants at Smiles By Hanna

Dr. Hanna has a 95% success rate providing dental implants at Smiles By Hanna. To begin the process, she will first extract the failing teeth to make room for the new replacement. We will only extract teeth if absolutely necessary when they can no longer be saved with a crown or root canal therapy. But don’t worry — once the dental implant is complete, you’ll never know the difference between an implant and a real tooth.

If you lack sufficient jawbone structure to support the dental implant, Dr. Hanna will place a natural material into the hole left by the missing tooth to pump up volume and create a sturdy foundation for the future dental implant. Bone grafting is performed with donor bone tissue, like from a healthy area of the jaw or from a cadaver. The dental implant may be placed the same day as the extraction or soon after.

Dr. Hanna is highly trained and experienced in the placement of dental implants. Using our 3D CT scanner, she takes images of your mouth to ensure she stays away from nerves.

The dental implant recovery is crucial to the success of your dental implants. Over four to six months, the implant will grow together with the jawbone in the process known as osseointegration. After the recovery is complete, your dental implant is as sturdy as any other bone in your body. You return to Smiles By Hanna for the final restoration of your long-lasting tooth replacement. 

Let’s Get Started on Your Tooth Replacement!

It’s vitally important to have an experienced, capable doctor perform a complex procedure like dental implants. Trust Dr. Mansoor’s 95% success rate and let the patient testimonials speak for themselves. We’re the office Gilbert, AZ turns to for its tooth replacement! Schedule an appointment today.