Dental Implants Before and After

This article will talk about Dental Implants Before and After the procedure.

The dental implants procedure that replaces missing tooth (or teeth) is normally done in several stages. The entire process can take anywhere from 3-6 months in some cases it may take longer. This sounds like a daunting thought, but the healing process is something that cannot be controlled or sped-up.
New bone has to grow onto your existing bone and this can take quite some time. Normally the implant screw will be paced surgically into your jawbone and has to take its time to heal and attach to the existing bone.

Dental Implants Before The Procedure

Sometimes bone graphs may be needed before the implants procedure begins. This occurs when the existing jawbone is not as thick as required. A piece of bone removed from another part of your body can be used. Your dentist will discuss with you the best area to take bone from. The bone will be placed in the area the implant abutment will be needed. A flat incision made in your gum to expose your jawbone.This graph will need several months to adhere to your existing bone as a good solid structure will be needed to place the implant screw.

Placement of the implant screw

This procedure is also done surgically, but generally happens in the dental chair and thus you will not need hospitalization. Firstly, the bone is exposed. A small hole is then drilled into the jawbone gradually getting larger until it is the exact mm required for the dental implant screw. This screw is then placed firmly into the new hole and it is screwed securely into place. It act as the root of a tooth so it is vital for it to be completely stable and secure.The screw is the covered again by the gum as time will be needed for healing and for the screw to integrate onto the existing jawbone.
At this point a temporary tooth structure can be placed so there won’t be a gap I your mouth for the duration of the healing period.

Dental Implants After The Procedure

Healing Periods

Osseointegration is the correct word for the growth of the jawbone onto the dental implant. This can take up to six months to happen, but your dentist will check you frequently to ensure everything runs smoothly. This is important as this will need to be stable as it will form a solid base for your permanent tooth, exactly the same as your natural root would.

Tooth Placement

As soon as the entire Osseointegration process has been completed a permanent tooth can be placed on top of the existing tooth implant. An abutment will be placed over the crew and the scre to enable the secure fit of a crown ontop of it.
This is a minor surgical procedure and it can be carried out with just localized anesthetic.
This abutment protrudes from the gum and a final porcelain crown can be cemented to the abutment.
A check of the patients bite is the final step in your journey to your new permanent tooth.

We hope this explains the details of dental implants before and after a bit better.