The Process for Dental Implants in Orlando
Getting dental implants is a wonderful investment in your smile. The treatment is completed over the course of about a year, with different milestones and phases throughout the process. Keep reading to learn more about the procedure for dental implants in Orlando, and how we use advanced technology to increase the success and efficiency of implant dentistry!
Dental Implants: Phase 1
The first phase of the dental implant treatment is the preparation and placement of each implant post. This part usually takes place over the course of a month or so.
The steps involved in Phase 1 of dental implants include:
- Consultation: During this initial appointment, you and Dr. Russo will discuss your treatment plan and what you can expect with dental implants (including how much they will cost, recovery, etc.).
- Exam: During an examination, Dr. Russo will put together your treatment plan. By thoroughly examining your gums, surrounding natural teeth, and your unique facial features/structure, your dentist can achieve a tooth replacement that looks, fits, and feels just like it should.
- Procedure: Using advanced technology (more on that below) and according to the treatment plan already set in place, your dentist will carefully place the dental implant posts beneath the gum line.
- Recovery: Over the course of several months, the dental implant posts will encourage the growth of bone tissue and gradually fuse together with the jaw bone. Once this process is complete, Phase 2 can begin.
Dental Implants: Phase 2
The second part of the dental implant procedure is the most exciting for the patient, because this is when the prosthetic tooth/teeth are placed -- and the smile is finally restored!
The steps involved in this phase include:
- Abutment: Traditional dental implants will require the placement of an abutment, or the piece that connects the implant post to the prosthetic tooth/teeth. The implants will be exposed once more and the second piece attached. Another brief healing period is required after this minor surgery.
- Restoration: After one to two weeks, the prosthetic tooth/teeth are attached to the implant posts.
- Follow-up: Your dentist will recommend a follow-up after a few more weeks or so to confirm that everything is just right with your new dental implants!
CareStream 8100 3D
Patients undergoing the first phase of the dental implant treatment at our office benefit from the CareStream 8100 3D -- an advanced guided implant placement system that increases precision and accuracy for greater dental implant success! This tool allows your dentist to look at a high-resolution image of your jaw as the implants are being placed, to ensure they are implanted exactly where they should be for maximum security and longevity.
Learn More Today!
If you are getting ready for a dental implant procedure and would like to learn more about the process, do not hesitate to get in touch with our office! We want to ensure that you are fully informed about everything related to your smile -- so go ahead and contact your dentist in Orlando to learn more about what to expect with dental implants.