What is Treatment Like?
Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry. Unlike most other restorations, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth – so you can bite, chew and speak with ease.
Now that people have begun to recognize the many benefits of dental implants, the procedure is becoming commonplace. In fact, this year alone more than one million people will get dental implants.
The vast majority of patients experience no problems with implant surgery. You can expect that your new teeth will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth – both for yourself and others.
Ready to join the ranks of the millions who enjoy a natural-looking, fully functioning smile thanks to dental implants? Please keep reading to learn more about this extraordinary procedure.
The treatment process
The initial phase of the treatment involves gathering diagnostic information, which often includes 3D imaging. Dr. Sirakian will educate you about the treatment options available and you will choose the treatment option that best suits your needs.
Depending on your particular situation, the entire implant placement and restoration may be carried out in one visit. Other treatment plans may require several visits and a longer duration of treatment.
The initial restoration is generally done on the day of implant placement and is replaced several months later once the implants have fully integrated.
Certain cases may require additional grafting procedures to enhance the integration and aesthetics of the case.
Whether you need to replace one tooth or several teeth, there are two basic approaches.
Standard placement is a two-stage process that happens over multiple visits. First the implant is placed, and several months later, after integration, the restoration of the tooth is completed.
Immediate load implant procedure allows patients to receive new implants and teeth on the same day.
Dr. Sirakian will weigh a number of factors in order to determine which procedure is best suited for your particular case.
The procedure used to install the implants will affect the length of treatment time, but in most cases the steps of placement are quite similar. The end result is the same: permanent, functional, natural-looking teeth.