Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implant restoration offers you the opportunity to regain a full smile and restore your oral health. It involves several procedures over the course of multiple months. At Queen Anne Family Dental, and may recommend getting this procedure if getting temporary dentures is not a suitable option for you. Despite the process of getting dental implant restoration taking several months, most patients feel it’s worth the wait as it offers an effective solution to their oral health problems.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dental implant restoration. Each patient has unique situations that make getting dental implants necessary. The first step in dental implant restoration is a thorough evaluation to identify the best possible treatment plan to restore your smile. will examine your teeth and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Depending on the condition of your teeth and jawbone, your dental surgeon might perform a tooth extraction surgery to remove the damaged teeth and make space for the dental implant. Your dentist will decide whether you need tooth extraction based on their evaluation and discuss it with you. Tooth extraction might be necessary if the tooth was irreparably damaged, but it might not be needed if it was completely removed without leaving leftover bones in the jaw.
Bone grafting is another possible procedure your dental surgeon might have to perform based on your jawbone’s condition. Patients who have been missing a tooth for a long time might require bone grafting to create a solid foundation to support the dental implant. Your dentist will discuss whether bone grafting is necessary during the evaluation stage.
Once any necessary tooth extraction and bone grafting is done, you will need to completely heal before the next step. Your dental surgeon will perform the surgery to place the implant in your jawbone after your grafting is complete. At Queen Anne Family Dental, we are particular about making the experience as comfortable as possible.
We use precision tools and anesthesia when necessary to make the process as painless as possible. Your dental surgeon will drill holes in the jawbone and implant screw-like metal foundations that will act as replacements for the roots of your missing teeth.
Since it can take several weeks between tooth extraction and getting the artificial tooth placed in the implant, we offer temporary dentures that look and function as real teeth until the jawbone fuses with the metal implants.
Artificial Teeth Placement
Once your jawbone is healed and ready, your dental surgeon will place an abutment designed to go on top of the implant. The abutment is what connects your metal implant with the artificial teeth. Finally, a dental crown containing artificial teeth will be placed to finish the process. After the procedure is done, you must follow your dentist's instructions on after-care for a full and quick recovery without complications.
Schedule Your Consultation With Us Today
Now that you’re aware of what to expect with dental implant restoration, it’s time to take the first step and schedule your evaluation. Contact Queen Anne Family Dental for your dental implant restoration by calling us at (206) 424-4450 today.