Expected Treatment Process
Some patients may require preliminary procedures prior to receiving dental implants. Those who do not have sufficient bone tissue to support implant posts may be able to undergo bone grafting to rebuild the jawbone and restore candidacy. Patients whose sinuses have expanded or who have experienced bone loss in the upper jaw may need to undergo a sinus lift. In addition, those seeking to replace an entire arch may require extractions of any remaining teeth.
Once all preparatory treatments are completed and you have been cleared for surgery, you can receive your implant posts. For your comfort, we can administer oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation. If IV sedation is required, we can also bring in a dental anesthesiologist. We provide all the aspects of your dental implant procedure at our practice for convenient care that is held to our highest standards.
On the day of your procedure, the doctor will begin your dental implant surgery by making incisions at the previously determined implant sites. He will then insert the posts into the jawbone. The incisions will then be sutured closed to complete the procedure. Generally, it will take about three to six months for osseointegration to occur, during which the post will fuse with the jawbone. During this time, you will be provided with a temporary restoration. Once you have fully healed, our team can create a custom, lifelike crown, bridge, or denture and restore you implants for natural-feeling results.