When it comes to the dental implant procedure depending on whether your dentist has the necessary training and experience to carry out the whole process on his own, it may be that you will be treated by a team of dental professions.
As a rule the dental procedure involves two steps. However, there are certain cases, known as immediate loading dental implants where the implants are placed in the jawbone and restored either in a temporary capacity or permanently in the same appointment. If the procedure is undertaken in two steps then it will often involve more than one type of dentist. This means that the implant will take place in one dental office and the placing of a crown or other type of prosthesis will take place in another. In some cases an experienced implant dentist may be able to carry out the whole procedure and many patients feel more comfortable with this because they know and trust the dentist, they know the supporting staff and they are familiar with the dental office environment.
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Positioning the implant during surgery, usually under a local anesthetic, is the first step of the process. This is usually carried out by a very experienced dentist or by a periodontist or an oral surgeon. Depending on where the implant is placed, for example a front tooth, a temporary crown may be used for aesthetic appearances. In the case of several teeth being replaced the dentist will supply a denture until the dental implants are ready to be fitted. Once this has been done there will follow a period of healing time in which the bone will fuse with the implant (a process known as osseointegration). This can take anywhere from three months to a year.
The second part of the process is the restorative work which consists of making an crown, denture or bridge which will be attached to the implants. An impression will be taken of the mouth, to determine the size and shape of the replacement tooth or teeth. This is usually carried or by a prosthodontist or an experienced dentist. Once the prosthetic tooth or teeth are ready, they will be positioned in place on the supporting implants. It is virtually impossible to detect the prosthetic tooth or teeth as they are matched in color and shape to your patient’s natural teeth.
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