If you have lost a tooth, before deciding on a course of action it is important to become more knowledgeable about implant treatment. The following questions will help guide you through the basics about dental implants.
What is the dental implant process like?
At Dental Health Associates, we begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient's medical and dental history and a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The order of the next procedure is as follows:
- Specific X-rays are taken
- A comprehensive treatment plan is devised
- Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone while the patient is under local anesthesia
- After the implant has healed, it is used to support a crown, bridge, or denture
Are there different types of dental implants?
There are several types of dental implants. Your dentist will determine which type best suits your needs based on the condition of your mouth, your health, and the function of the implant.
In many cases we can also place a standard size implant if that is what you need. We also work with the top specialist in the area if we for them to place your implant and then have our team place your restoration.
Who should I see about getting dental implants?
Implants are placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontist, and general dentists with advanced training. Restoring an implant with a crown or denture is done by a general dentist or prosthodontist. At Dental Health Associates, we do it all!