Dental implants are strong, reliable, and attractive dental restorations that can replace your missing teeth and give you the beautiful smile you deserve. However, the treatment might be a little scary to some people.
If you are one who gets nervous about dental treatment, our Smile Concepts Dental team is happy to help you feel better in the dental chair by telling you what to expect during dental implant treatment. When you come into our office, you can expect the following steps:
Step 1: Before you begin the implantation process, your dentist needs to check the health and strength of your gums and jawbone. So, he will thoroughly examine our oral cavity by taking a series of dental X-rays. If your oral health is in tip-top shape, your dentist will create a treatment plan just for you.
Step 2: To begin treatment, you will first see an oral surgeon. The surgeon will place a small post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. The post is made of titanium, which is a material that works well with your jawbone. The bone will need to heal around the post, which could take about six to twelve weeks.
Step 3: Once your bone has healed, your dentist will place a small abutment on the post. This abutment will hold the replacement tooth in place. Then, your dentist will create a dental crown that will be perfect for your smile. When the crown is made, he will place it over the abutment.
Now that you know what to expect when you meet with your dentist, Dr. Maral Seroon, you’ll begin to feel better about your dental appointments. If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Norristown, Pennsylvania, please call our office at 484-704-7675 and talk to a member of our team. We’re happy to help you!