Like other dental processes, implants have to follow a specific process in the entire procedure. First, you have to consult your dentist to know the type of implant suiting your need, like endosteal or subperiosteal implants.
From there, you’ll need to access the tooth. If it is cracked or damaged beyond repair, the tooth will be removed, requiring some time to heal. From there, the dentist will evaluate if you need bone grafting or not. If your jaw bone needs grafting, that procedure will be done before the implant process can begin.
After ascertaining everything is okay, the dentist will replace the dental implant. The process begins with the placement of the post (a metal screw) into the jaw bone. Your mouth will need time to heal around the post, securing it in place before moving on to the next part of the procedure.
The abutment, a connecting piece between the post and the dental crown, will be attached at a later visit to the dentist’s office. Finally, the crown will be placed. The crown is meant to match your tooth anatomy and resemble your natural tooth.
Dental implants have a way of restoring your confidence. Dentist’s treatments vary in style, Campbell Dental Arts will make the process easy and successful for you.
You’re a few clicks away if you’re a resident of Escondido, California. Contact us today, and we will gladly walk you through the implant journey!