People facing dental injuries or problems have various options of dental procedures that fit them. Dental procedures are for those who have lost one or more teeth in an accident, or who have poor dental health. The whole procedure of dental implantation has opened new choices for people wanting to maintain or preserve their dental health. It is always an advantage to know at least the basics of any procedure you want to have or are about to have. If you are curious as to how a dental implant procedure actually works, read on.
A trip to the dentist provides you with a clear picture of what predicament you are facing, and what needs to be done about it. Your dental history and overall general dental health will be investigated by the dentist. The procedure works when the dentist takes into account the condition of your jaws and jaw bone, the location of the affected teeth, and what overall provisions and steps need to be taken for the whole procedure to be effective.
If the jaw bone is healthy, the implant procedure begins. If it is otherwise, a grafting of the jaw bone needs to be done. Dental implants are either titanium or zirconium based. When the jaw bone is ready, suitably sized incision will be made into the gums. Under general anesthesia, the dental implant will be embedded into the jaw bone.
This is the first step of the two. Healing time takes place in about a few months for the jawbone and gum to heal. Upon the next scheduled visit to the cosmetic dentist, the next step of the dental implant procedure is undertaken. A post to hold the tooth resembling crown will be inserted in another incision in the gum. Resting time for healing might take another week or so.
The final step is the fixing of the crown. The dentist would have obtained an image likeness representing your teeth upon which the crown is custom made. This is fixed to the post as a final step to the whole dental implant procedure.
The whole dental implant procedure may take eight months until the final step. Selecting a qualified, reliable and affordable cosmetic dentist will make the effort worth you money and dental health.