Surgery for Dental Implants can help you get a healthy smile. After tooth loss, you’re not just missing the visible portion of the tooth (its crown) — you’ve also lost its supporting root. So why would you only replace half? Non-implant supported options only give you back the crown. A dental implant, however, provides the comprehensive solution that keeps your teeth and surrounding oral structures strong and healthy.
Dental implants in Gilbert are completed in two phases: implantation and restoration. We can perform the entire procedure from start to finish in our location at Smiles By Hanna. Let’s take a closer look at what happens during the surgery for dental implants.
Surgery For Dental Implants: The Implantation
Severe cases of periodontal (gum) disease and health conditions that affect the immune system can make a person ineligible for dental implants.
Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, you will undergo a comprehensive dental exam (including x-rays and impressions). With a customized treatment in place, Dr. Hanna has the information to effectively place the dental implants.
Options include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Mansoor will give you special instructions on eating and drinking and other considerations based on what type of anesthesia you will undergo.
Recovering from Surgery for Dental Implants
During this period, osseointegration occurs — that’s when the bone grows around the dental implant. The process provides as much stability for your new tooth replacement as your own tooth roots.
Dental Implant Restoration
After osseointegration has occurred which usually takes between 3-6 months, your gums have healed and you return to Smiles By Hanna for the final restoration! An impression of the implant post will be taken and sent to our qualified lab. The lab will then make the crown to fit over the Implant. An abutment and crown will be placed which will connect to the dental implant at the crown seat appointment.
Dental implants can support either:
- A fixed prosthesis: Permanent crowns that you cannot remove for cleaning. Most often used for single tooth replacement.
- A removable prosthesis: A partial or full denture that can be taken out for cleaning.
You and Dr. Mansoor will thoroughly discuss your options in tooth replacement to determine the best solution for your smile.
Need Surgery for Dental Implants? Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have recently lost teeth or are on the brink of tooth loss, don’t wait to get started with dental implants. We want to help you enjoy a complete, fully-functioning smile once again! Contact Smiles By Hanna to request your complimentary consultation today!