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The Dental Implant Process Silver Spring, MD

When you’re going in for a restorative dental procedure like dental implants, you want to make sure you know everything ahead of time. You’re getting new teeth and completely revamping your smile. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy are dedicated to our patients and believe in the importance of patient education.dental implant process in silver spring, maryland

Initial Consultation

Like all of our restorative procedures, it starts with an initial consultation. We’ll talk to you about all the details of your condition. We want to go over your goals for treatment, your budget, and review your medical history. Implant placement is a surgical procedure, so we want to make sure you’re in good enough health to receive this treatment.

At this consultation, we’ll also do a complete oral exam. If you have remnants of teeth that need to be extracted or you’re showing signs of gum disease, these things will need to be treated before the implant procedure can move forward. Dental implants require a certain amount of healthy bone structure. We also want to make sure you have that as well.

3D Imaging and Treatment Planning

Once we continue on with the procedure, we bring in state-of-the-art dental implant technology. Digital impressions and 3D imaging of your mouth will be taken. We join this with Simplant digital solutions to meticulously plan out your treatment before we begin. We want to make sure that the ideal placement for the implant is found.

This technology allows you to be in on the process as well. We can show you exactly where the implant will be placed in your mouth. To keep you informed on your treatment, we’ll make sure to answer any questions you have about the procedure. This gives us a great foundation for actually placing the implants in the jawbone.

Implant Post Placement

The implant post placement is a single-stage surgery. Everything is planned beforehand for the placement. We can utilize the Astra Tech Implant System to give you an implant post with deeper threads that will be ideal for long-lasting stability. A dental implant is something that’s meant to last.

On top of the dental implant, we’ll place an abutment. This is to connect the implant post to your dental restoration. During the healing process, the abutment is there to help shape your gums accordingly. You’ll have room where it’s needed to attach the restoration when your soft tissue has healed.

After implant post placement, it takes about 3-6 months for you to recover and heal. A temporary restoration will be placed during this time. The healing window is crucial to fuse the implant post with your jawbone and for your soft tissue to heal properly.

Finishing the Implant

After this healing period is over, you’ll come back into our office to get your final dental restoration. With CEREC technology, we can craft a custom dental crown right in our office that’s fitted just for you. For a fixed bridge or denture, we’ll go through the impressions process and get one made to fit you perfectly!

Schedule an Appointment for Dental Implants

Do you think dental implants could be the ideal restoration for your missing teeth? Call us or schedule an appointment online to get started.