What to Expect During the Dental Implant Process
Are you missing teeth?
Have you been considering implant dentistry in Irvine, CA?
You’re probably wondering what the implant process entails and how it will affect your everyday life.
These are important questions, and we’d like to take a moment to address them.
1. Your Consultation
The first step is determining whether dental implants are the right choice for you.
While most people can benefit from dental implants, there are some situations when an implant might not be the right choice. If this is true for you, we can explore other options, which might include bone grafting to build up the dental bone so that it can support an implant.
2. Implant Placement
The next step is to schedule your procedure and place the implants. Because the implants are placed directly into your dental bone, this is a surgical procedure. Dr. Robertson can place your implants here in our Irvine dental office. Our patients love that they can have the entire process completed right here by the dentist they know and trust! The surgery takes less time than most people expect and we will make sure you are completely numb and don’t feel a thing.
Following the placement procedure, we’ll allow time for healing so the implant can integrate with your bone structure and become stable. This process can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months. We will monitor your healing closely and let you know when restoration can take place.
During the healing process, you’ll want to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the implant is, but it will still be important to keep the area clean. Dr. Robertson will give you specific instructions on caring for the implant during the healing process.
This is the part that everyone looks forward to!
Once your implant is integrated and stable, Dr. Robertson will design a customized dental crown just for you that will blend in well with your existing teeth and restore full function. A trusted dental lab will craft the crown, and when it’s ready, we’ll call you back to our office for the placement. Once the crown is placed, you’ll be able to show off your complete smile to everyone!
Are you ready to schedule your consultation and learn more about this state-of-the-art procedure?