How would you like to replace your missing teeth with a solution that looks and feels completely natural? You can invest in a gorgeous and lifelike smile with dental implants in Newark. Drs. Ganfield and Bond partner with only the best oral surgeons and periodontists in the area to place your implants and restore your smile back to what it once was. While the process of getting dental implants can seem daunting at first, just know that we are here for you every steps of the way. Keep reading to learn what you can expect when replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.
Your journey to your brand-new smile begins with a consultation with your dentist in Newark, either Dr. Ganfield or Dr. Bond. As a rule of thumb, if you have adequate oral and general health, you’ll be a good candidate for dental implants. However, there may be certain lifestyle factors and health conditions that could put you at risk for implant failure, such as habits and disorders that hinder your body’s ability to heal or fight off infections.
At your consultation, we’ll thoroughly examine your oral structures and take detailed x-rays of your mouth. This allows us to determine whether you’ll need any preliminary procedures, like a sinus lift or a bone graft, before your implants can be placed. These images also let us pinpoint precisely where your implants will be placed.
For your implant placement, we’ll refer you to a specialist you can trust. They’ll surgically place however many implants you’re receiving into your jawbone. These titanium posts are completely biocompatible, meaning they’re practically guaranteed to be well-accepted by your body.
During the surgery, you’ll receive plenty of local anesthetic and perhaps even sedation to ensure your comfort. The oral surgeon will drill tiny holes into your jawbone where each post will be inserted. After your gum tissue is closed up, your body will then begin the truly remarkable process of osseointegration.
The implant posts stimulate your jawbone to grow around them until the two essentially become one structure. This process is known as osseointegration, and it’s what allows dental implants to be the most successful form of tooth replacement. Although this process can take several weeks to a few months, it’s well worth it to create a stable foundation for your new prosthetic teeth.
After your jawbone has fully recovered, you’ll undergo a second minor surgery where you’ll receive an abutment on each of your implant posts. An abutment is a metal attachment that connects your implant to your new prosthesis.
Once your mouth has thoroughly healed from abutment placement, you’ll return to our office. We’ll take impressions of your mouth and send them to our dental lab, where they will carefully craft your restoration, whether it’s a crown, bridge, or denture. The result will be a beautiful, long-lasting smile you can be proud of.
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and get your smile back on track? Give us a call and schedule your dental implant consultation today!