Do you dread having your photo taken due to missing teeth? Or perhaps you cover your mouth when you speak. If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to smile with confidence, consider dental implants.
As dental implants have a natural appearance and feel, they are an ideal alternative to dentures, which can be uncomfortable. Dental implants also can last a lifetime, making them an excellent investment.
What to Expect
A consultation with one of our dentists is the first step in the implant process. Next, we will have you get a 3D dental image scan which will reveal whether or not you have sufficient bone and space necessary for implant placement.
After your dentist evaluates your scans, dental impressions are taken. The purpose of the impressions is that they serve as the basis for the construction of an implant guide. This guide will be used to give your dentist the ability to precisely place the implant in your jawbone.
The Healing Period
Next, your dentist will place a type of healing support over the implant for 3-6 months. This period is necessary as the implant needs to assimilate to the jawbone.
When you return after the 3- 6 month healing period, your dentist will take X-rays and test the implant to ensure that it has successfully integrated with the jawbone. After the assessment, if your dentist is pleased with the results an impression of the implant will be taken, and a crown will be fabricated by our lab.
We will ask you to return in three weeks to have the implant crown placed. Your dentist will either screw it into place or use a bonding agent such as cement.
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If you’d like to achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile with dental implants, we look forward to speaking with you. Contact All Dental Pinjarra today to book a consultation!