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Dental implants can provide permanent replacements for missing teeth without the discomfort, ill fit, and maintenance often required by traditional dentures. Custom-made to become a permanent part of your mouth, dental implants are designed to look and feel natural – as though you never lost a tooth to begin with.
The following step-by-step guide to the dental implants procedure can give you an idea of what to expect.
Step One: Dental Implants Evaluation
Step Two: Placement of Dental Implants
Step Three: Placement of Dental Crowns
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible screw- like titanium fixture that is surgically placed into the jawbone. After healing is complete and implant is anchored in the bone, an implant post or abutment and permanent tooth can be attached in a variety of designs.
Q: Is the surgery to place a dental implant painful?
A: No, it is usually done under local anesthesia in your dentist’s office, in just the same way as a filling. Once the anesthesia takes effect, you shouldn’t feel anything.
Q: What can I expect after the anesthesia wears off?
A: Generally there are no open wounds with implant surgery so healing is quite quick and un-eventful. You can expect some minor discomfort, but that can generally be managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or similar medication in prescription strength.
Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: It depends on the number and location of the implants, but simple, uncomplicated dental implant placement usually takes less than an hour.
Q: What about eating after implant surgery?
A: It’s generally important to avoid exposing any recent surgical site in the mouth to food if possible. A good rule of thumb is to eat soft, nutritious foods and keep well hydrated. Your dentist will recommend a diet and instructions on how to care for your new implants during healing.
Q: How long does healing and construction of the replacement teeth (implant crowns) take?
A: The entire process usually takes about two to nine months, depending on your treatment plan. There are two main phases: First the implants have to heal by fusing to the bone, and then the tooth replacement restorations have to be fabricated and attached.
Q: How long do dental implants last?
A: Once a dental implant has fused to the bone successfully and it is functional, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have now been in place for more than 40 years.
Q: Can my body reject a dental implant, and if so what then?
A: Rejection of dental implants because of an allergy to titanium is extraordinarily rare, but it can happen. Occasionally an implant also doesn’t “take” or fuse to the bone the first time, either because it develops a capsule of fibrous tissue around it instead of fusing to the bone, or it gets infected. In either case it is simply removed and the site is allowed to heal. Then your surgeon can place another implant, which will integrate with the bone normally.
Q: Are dental implants expensive?
A: Expense is always relative. For example, dental implants may be a little more expensive than fixed bridgework to place initially, but since they last so much longer, over time they are much more cost-effective.
Q: Are dental implants covered by insurance?
A: Like most elective procedures, dental implants are not covered by most dental insurance plans if there is a cheaper alternative. As they become more commonplace, however, some plans are covering them. Your dentist may offer payment plan options to ensure you get the best treatment available to replace missing teeth, regardless of your insurance coverage.
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS DURING IMPLANT TREATMENT
STEP 1 : IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Using regular dental anesthetic, the surgeon lifts the gum tissue away and performs a precise and gentle technique to place the dental implant fixture into the jawbone. The gum is repositioned and sutured. Most patients experience no major discomfort after the procedure.
STEP 2 : OSSEOINTEGRATION PERIOD
The dental implant fixture will be left undisturbed in the jawbone for a period of four to six months. During this time, the bone attaches to the implant and OSSEOINTEGRATION take place. Depending on the case type, a temporary removable denture may be worn to preserve cosmetics.
STEP 3 : ABUTMENT CONNECTION
Once osseointegration of the implant is complete, the surgeon exposes the top of the implant and attaches a post or abutment. This abutment passes through the gum and ultimately supports the new tooth.
STEP 4: FINAL PROSTHETIC RESTORATION
Your dentist will take an impression of the implant and will work with the lab technician to make the new implant-supported tooth, as per the original treatment plan. The final prosthetic tooth can be screwed to place or cemented. The new tooth is firmly anchored into the bone and gums, and will look and feel just like a natural tooth.