ll take into account the position and size of missing teeth as well as the size and shape of the mouth of the patient and jawbone. It’s important to align the implants to ensure that they appear natural and secure.
When the preparation has been accomplished, it’s now time for the surgery. The procedure is typically carried out using local anesthesia. It could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the amount of implants to be installed. First, the dentist makes an incision on the gum, to expose the jawbone. Next, he will be careful in drilling the hole into the bone, then insert the implant. The implant is then allowed to heal for several months. In that time the bone will expand around it , securing it to the jawbone.
The patient should follow the recommendations of their dentist for proper medical treatment after surgery. Prescribed medications may be prescribed to reduce swelling or pain. Patients should stay away from strenuous activity and contact sports. To ensure that your implant remains free of plaque, it is essential to ensure that you maintain a healthy oral hygiene. This includes regularly brushing and flossing.
After the implant has completely healing and the bone developed around it, the next step is attaching the artificial tooth on the implant. The small, thin metal post (or the abutment) on top of the implant is the most commonly used procedure. The artificial tooth is then placed on the abutment. It might be made from porcelain, composite resin, or other materials. The tooth is designed to match the color of your existing teeth and forms and may integrate seamlessly with your existing teeth.
The final step in the process is to adjust and fine-tune the tooth replacement or artificial one when needed. To ensure that the teeth properly fit and are comfortably positioned, the patient may need to return to the dentist multiple times. Once the adjustments are completed The patient can return to normal activities.