Dental Implant Placement
Newport Beach, CA
Thanks to the technological advancements in the world of dentistry, replacing your damaged or missing teeth is much easier today than it was in the past. Through a dental implant placement, you can have your missing teeth replaced by metal or screw-like posts and smile like never before. At Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry, our skilled professionals ensure that your newly fixed teeth appear as natural as possible.
Preparing for a Dental Implant Placement
Since there is more than one surgical procedure involved, thoroughly preparing for it is imperative. Your dentist might recommend undergoing a comprehensive dental exam where they take 3D images and x-rays to make the models of your jaw and teeth.
Dr. Kabaklian might also recommend a thorough review of your medical history to understand the nature of any medical conditions you may have prior to the procedure. This way, you will be able to reap maximum benefits from a plan tailored to your specific needs.
What Can You Expect During the Procedure?
Your dental surgeon will ensure there is adequate time to heal between procedures since there are multiple steps involved. From removing damaged teeth and performing grafting to dental implant placement and bone growth and healing, there are multiple stages the patient has to undergo. The entire process can take a few months, depending on the patient’s requirements.
Once your dental surgeon has placed the metal implant post in your jawbone, the process of osseointegration begins. This is when your jawbone grows enough to unite with the dental implant surface. The reason this process can take up to several months is that your new artificial tooth needs a solid base to settle in.
As soon as the process of osseointegration is complete, our dental surgeon may recommend additional surgery for placing the abutment. It is the piece that eventually helps your crown to attach and is usually performed using local anesthesia. Let your gums heal for approximately two weeks before you arrive for the artificial tooth attachment.
After the Procedure
Some patients may experience swelling of their face and gums, bruising in the same areas, minor bleeding and a little pain at the implant site. This is why your dental surgeon may recommend sticking to soft foods until the target area heals completely. You may also want to limit the consumption of certain food items until your gums have healed properly.
Dental implants are alternate teeth replacements. They’re permanent, so reducing dental visits is a convenient option. Dr. Kabaklian and will help you understand the process of inserting dental implants. Dental implants are fundamentally placed within the jaw. This resets your look and also brings back your capability to chew food. Dentures, on the other hand, differ from dental implants because they’re removable, whereas implants are surgically embedded in your jaw. Dr. Kabaklian and at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry will assess the condition of your jaw and teeth and consider your options
Schedule a Consultation With Us Today
Dental implant placement often requires more than a single session based on your treatment plan. It is important to be aware of the steps and complications involved so you can undergo a seamless process. To learn more about dental implants and their placements, contact Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at 949-991-2499 today and get your consultation appointment right away.