Comprehensive Guide to Dental Implants: Surgical and Restorative Phases at Transcend Specialized Dentistry
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Dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, offering numerous benefits for your oral health, function, and aesthetics. At Transcend Specialized Dentistry, we strive to provide our patients with the highest level of care and education regarding dental implants. With our team of experienced Prosthodontists and Periodontists, cutting-edge technology, and in-house lab, we ensure precision and quality throughout the entire process. This comprehensive guide will cover both the surgical and restorative phases of dental implants, giving you a thorough understanding of the entire process.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. They provide a strong foundation for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, resulting in a natural-looking, comfortable, and fully functional smile. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth.
The Transcend Advantage: Comprehensive Care with Prosthodontists and Periodontists
At Transcend Specialized Dentistry, our team of Prosthodontists and Periodontists work together to provide comprehensive care for all aspects of dental implants. This collaborative approach ensures seamless communication and coordination throughout the surgical and restorative phases, resulting in exceptional outcomes for our patients.
State-of-the-Art Technology and In-House Lab for Precision and Quality
Our commitment to providing the highest quality care is supported by our investment in state-of-the-art technology, such as CBCT for 3D imaging and virtual planning software. This technology allows us to plan the implant placement with precision, ensuring optimal results.
In addition, our in-house lab is equipped with advanced 3D printers, allowing us to create custom-designed and 3D printed surgical guides for each implant procedure. These guides ensure precise placement of the dental implant, further enhancing the success and longevity of your treatment.
The Surgical Phase of Dental Implants
Consultation and Planning: The dental implant process begins with a thorough consultation, during which your oral health is assessed, and a treatment plan is developed. This may include 3D imaging, dental impressions, and discussions about the most suitable type of dental implant for your specific needs.
Bone Grafting (if necessary): In some cases, patients may require a bone graft to ensure sufficient bone volume to support the dental implant. This can be done using various materials, such as bone from another part of the body, donor bone, or synthetic bone substitutes. The bone grafting procedure typically takes several months to heal before the implant surgery can proceed, or in some cases can be done at the same time as when the implant is placed.
Implant Surgery: The implant is then carefully inserted into the jawbone done under local anaesthetic. The healing process, called osseointegration, typically takes between 3 to 4 months, during which time the implant fuses with the bone, creating a strong and stable foundation for the dental restoration. During this phase, you may have a temporary restoration in place.
The Restorative Phase of Dental Implants
Dental Restoration Design: After the implant has fully integrated, the process of designing your dental restoration begins. This may involve taking digital impressions, selecting the appropriate materials, and working closely with a skilled dental technician to ensure a precise fit and natural appearance.
Restoration Placement: Once the dental restoration is complete, it is carefully attached to the implant.
Follow-up and Maintenance: Regular dental check-ups and maintenance are essential to ensure the long-term success of your dental implant. This includes monitoring the health of the surrounding gum tissue, checking the stability of the implant, and ensuring the proper function and aesthetics of the dental restoration.
Dental implants offer a reliable, long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile. At Transcend Specialized Dentistry, our team of Prosthodontists and Periodontists, cutting-edge technology, and in-house lab ensure comprehensive care and precision throughout the entire dental implant process. If you’re considering dental implants, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how this advanced treatment option can benefit your oral health and well-being.