When you and your dentist make the decision that dental implants in Grand Island, NE are the best option for your missing teeth, there are several stages involved with the actual surgical process. The procedure is typically done in an outpatient basis. The steps that are followed include:
Removal of damaged tooth, if necessary.
* Preparation of the
jawbone for surgery, which may include bone grafting.
* Once the
jawbone heals, the oral surgeon will place the metal post for the
* Heal for a few months.
* Placement of the
abutment, followed by the new, prosthetic tooth.
most cases the whole process will take at least a month or more from
beginning to end. A large portion of this time is healing time if
bone grafting is needed.
of Bone Grafting
you have a jawbone that too soft or that is not thick enough, you may
have to undergo bone grafting prior to having the surgery for a
dental implant. This is due to the powerful action caused by chewing
that the mount exerts, causing a good amount of pressure on the bone.
If it is unable to support the new implant, then the surgery will end
up being a failure. When a bone graft is done it can provide a much
more solid and stable base, which will be more supportive for the
the bone grafting procedure is complete, a portion of the bone will
be taken from another area of the jaw or another location of your
body and be transplanted into the jaw. It can take as much as nine
months for the piece of transplanted bone to provide enough new bone
to be able to fully support the dental implant.
of the Implant
healed, a dental implant is placed by the surgeon making a cut in
your gums to expose the jawbone. Then holes are drilled into the
jawbone where the metal post of the implant is going to be placed.
The post is going to be the artificial tooth root so it will be
implanted deep into your jawbone.
At this phase, there will
still be a space where the missing tooth goes, which is where the
dentist will place a temporary denture or partial which is able to be
removed for sleeping and cleaning.
there has been ample healing time, the dentist will then place the
artificial tooth on the root; allowing for a natural looking and
feeling implant that is permanent and durable.
If you are interested in the benefits of implants Grand Island, NE, visit Grand Island Dental Center for more information.
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