Dental Implants – The Procedure
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- Choosing the right type of dental implant,
- General questions regarding the dental implants,
- Dental Implant consultations, getting your questions answered,
- General recovery times after the dental implant procedure
Dental Implant Procedure
With dental implants, most people’s oral health problems will be a thing of the past. You have made an important decision that can restore your smile and give you tremendous satisfaction and self-confidence. Swiss Denture & Dental Implant Center has been extremely successful in helping people in the Portland and Vancouver area achieve their oral health goals. For many potential clients, the entire dental implant consultation and clinical procedure can be completed in just a short time. We have the expertise and materials to consistently deliver the industry’s highest quality dental implants. This is something that can only be achieved through decades of experience working in the field of dental implants.
Dental Implant Process
Now that you have decided to drastically change your life, you are probably wondering what is next and what you can expect. This page will quickly take you step by step through the dental implant procedure process, which should answer most of the questions you may have. For additional information, or to make an appointment today, contact us directly by calling (503) 657-6500 or 1-800-446-1369, and of course you can always reach us through our website as well.
Step-By-Step Dental Implant Procedure
- Step 1- Free Dental Implant Consultation – During the consultation, we will observe and discuss the status of your oral health, oral health goals, medical history, and our convenient payment options. We will also propose our recommendations for your particular situation, there is often more than one way to go about achieving your desired goals. We will provide you with highly personalized care to give you a smile that suits the individual you are both in appearance and personality, this is the artwork in which we excel. Additionally, we will conduct digital imaging to further our understanding of your case in order to provide the most comprehensive and accurate evaluation possible.
- Step 2– Complete Dental Examination and fabrication of Prosthesis – Before the dental implant procedure can take place, we will perform a thorough dental examination. The purpose of this examination is to inspect the areas of the mouth where the implants will be placed. This includes discerning the condition and density of your jawbone which is important as the bone in the jaw is the support for the implant. This is done with standard radiographs and cone beam CT scans if needed. In the case that you do not have enough bone to support dental implants, we may suggest additional procedures to enhance the jawbone to create the most ideal conditions to utilize a new implant. Impressions will be taken of your gums and teeth at this time, and measurements made for fabrication of your new teeth.
- Step 3- Dental Implant Placement Procedure – Today is the day you have been waiting for, and we understand you may be feeling a myriad of emotions. Be rest assured that you are in the hands of experts who know exactly what to do. All you need to do is show up, and prepare yourself for your new smile. This state of the art technology is extremely accurate and is designed to ensure the most personalized dental experience available. Once that is complete, we will administer an anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort at all, the extent of your desired anesthesia will be discussed during your first consultation. Whether you prefer local anesthesia or total anesthesia is completely up to you. Once you are comfortable, we will perform any necessary tooth extractions. After tooth extractions have been conducted, the implants will be inserted into the bone of the upper or lower gums. Once this has been completed, the dental prosthesis which we have made for you already in the previous appointments will be placed over top of your gums to allow them proper healing and also for use of your new teeth for aesthetic and chewing purposes while your gums are healing.
- Step 4- Follow Up and Maintenance – Now that your oral health has been restored, it is crucial that you maintain it. It is very simple and easy to maintain, much easier than the maintenance of real teeth, but it still must be done so that you will have no problems for the many years to come. We will give you all instructions in detail so that your new smile will provide you with worry-free use.