What’s the Treatment Process for Dental Implants?
Different patients have different needs. Some patients require procedures be performed beforehand in order to ensure there is enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants. This requires a bone grafting technique to restore bone law caused by aging or gum disease. Some patients may require a sinus lift in order to restore bone loss in their upper jaw. In cases where a patient requires a full arch replacement, we will need to extract the remaining teeth. Once these preliminary treatments are finished, you will be cleared for surgery.
During surgery, we implant the implant posts into which the false teeth will be installed. We use a number of sedation techniques to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. If you require IV sedation, we will bring in an anesthesiologist to assist during the surgery. We may also use nitrous oxide or another sedative to improve your experience of the surgery.
The surgery is somewhat invasive. Incisions will need to be made into your gums at the predetermined implant sites. The posts are then inserted into the jawbone and sutured. It will take between three to six months before the posts are integrated completely with your jawbone. While osseointegration is occurring, you will be provided with temporary dentures. Once you are fully healed we can begin creating lifelike teeth for your implants.