Placing Dental Implants in Denver
Are you ready to start your journey to a complete smile with dental implants in Denver? You are making an excellent choice for your oral health and your quality of life. Know that your transformation will not happen overnight. Instead, it will comprise multiple phases, beginning with placing your implant posts. Acting as the foundation for your restorations, the process will be handled with precision and accuracy to ensure the long-term success of your procedure.
Setting the Foundation
Prior to placing your implant posts, you will undergo a thorough consultation to determine your candidacy for the procedure. In addition to a visual examination, diagnostic images and impressions are also used. This allows your oral surgeon in Denver to determine the health of your jawbone and if any additional treatments are needed, like tooth extractions or bone grafting. A customized plan will then be created to begin restoring your smile.
Placing Your Implant Posts
Using the images that have been taken and computer-guided technology, the ideal location for your posts will be pinpointed. During the procedure, an anesthetic or sedative will ensure your comfort during the surgery.
Your gum tissue will be opened to expose your jawbone. A small tool is used to drill holes into your jaw in predetermined locations. The implant posts will be placed into the holes and your gum tissue will be sutured closed.
Now the healing process can begin. The implant posts will stimulate your jaw to encourage new growth through a process known as osseointegration. This will take several weeks. In the meantime, it is important to care for the surgical site by keeping it clean and avoiding anything that may cause irritation or infection. To manage any discomfort you have, pain relievers can be used. You can also apply cold compresses to help reduce any swelling or bruising.
Completing Your Smile
After your jawbone has fused to the posts, the final stages of your treatment plan will begin. Abutments are used to anchor your prosthetic teeth to the implant posts. This will involve another minor surgical procedure. Your gum tissue will be opened to expose the posts, and the abutments will then be attached. Your gum tissue will heal around them to create a natural-looking gum line.
Digital impressions are used to create your prosthetic teeth to look realistic. They will be designed to meet your exact size, shape, and color needs for aesthetics and function. High-quality and durable material will ensure that they will last for several years with the right aftercare.
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During your consultation, we will take the time to discuss each phase of your treatment and answer any questions you have about the procedure. With the information you need, you can head into your surgery with confidence and peace of mind to feel at ease.
If you are ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.