WHAT ARE A DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that uses Titanium metal posts to replace your natural tooth roots. An artificial porcelain crown is installed on the portion of the post (abutment) that extends from your gum tissue. This process takes between 2-5 visits depending on your case severity.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GETTING DENTAL IMPLANTS?
The process of getting dental implants requires multiple office visits and a degree of patience as your body heals. The implants are positioned during one appointment, followed by around four months of healing. Once your bone tissue has fused to the implant material, you’ll return to have the crown portion of the implant attached to the post.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
As you prepare for your procedure, it is critical that you share the full details of your health history with us, including any medications or supplements you are taking. You should also be prepared to follow all post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of infection.
If you are a smoker, make every effort to quit in advance of your implant procedure. Smoking impedes your body’s ability to heal and is also incredibly harmful to your gum tissue.
Dental Implant Process
DENTAL IMPLANT DESIGN
1. Titanium Root: First step in any Dental Implant is to make sure the root is installed
2. Abutment: The device that attaches to the root is the abutment and must be installed before covering the tooth
3. The Porcelain Crown: As hard, if not harder than a real tooth the porcelain crown top off the dental implant providing for a strong and elegantly rooted and naturally looking tooth
DENTAL IMPLANT EXAM (YOUR CASE)
Getting dental implants requires a thorough exam. We start with a 3D mapping of your mouth. This is called 3D cone beam scanning. This state-of-the-art imaging delivers insight into the soft tissues, bone, and nerve pathways in the surgical area.
Dr. Munshi will decide how many implants you will need after you complete an intra oral exam. This will determine your implant needs. We’ll help you bring your mouth in full function and to restore lost esthetics and function. Get a beautiful more natural looking smile with dental implant technology.