O’Fallon Dental Implant Dentist Talks You Through The Implant Process Step By Step
If you have ever been in the situation where you are unexpectedly struck with tooth loss, you know that this can be an absolutely devastating experience. Because our O’Fallon dental implant dentists know how tough this experience is, we work really hard to provide our patients with the restorative dental options that they need in order to feel great again.
The leading tooth replacement option on the market today is that dental implant. A dental implant is actually permanent replacement tooth that is grounded in the patient’s jawbone, and stays in place constantly.
Today we are going to be talking about the process of having a dental implant put in place.
We’ll start the process with an assessment and consultation. We will take a look at your smile to determine whether a dental implant could work for you. We’ll be considering:
· Your dental history
· The current health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone
· Your aesthetic needs
If dental implants are great for you, the next step will be to implant the titanium root into your jawbone. This entails a short surgical procedure in which we embed the titanium root (which looks like a small screw or post) into the spot where your natural tooth root once sat.
If you have a standard sized implant placed (rather than a mini dental implant), we will wait for your gum and bone tissues to fully heal. Then, we’ll finish the implant by attaching an abutment and a customized dental crown to the top.
When it’s all said and done, you’ll be left with a replacement tooth that blends seamlessly with your smile, and feels sturdy and natural.
If you want to learn more about how dental implants work, please contact our O’Fallon dental implant dentists by phone or through our website. We look forward to speaking with you!