Looking for a solution to replace one or more missing teeth?
Although everyone isn’t a candidate for dental implants, it’s an excellent choice for most patients who have good general and oral health. Dental implants are superior to removable dental prosthetics or fixed bridgework.
I’ve received extensive training in this procedure from the International College Oral Implantologists, the Midwest Implant Institute, the Academy of Osseointegration and the Misch Implant Institute. Because of this advanced instruction the entire treatment can be performed in my office. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a quick rundown of the treatment sequence:
Step 1 – Place the Implant “Root.”
The first phase of the procedure is to place a titanium implant into the bone of the jaw to secure your future restoration. This implant acts as a replacement to your missing root. When an implant is placed, your bone needs time to fuse to the implant, through a process called osseointegration. This healing process often takes 4 to 6 months.
Step 2 – Attach the Abutment
An abutment is an extension post that connects to the implant once the bone has healed and the implant is secure. It’s a support structure to join the implant to the new tooth or teeth that will sit above the gum line. I’ll use my Trios 3D Scanner at this point, to make a digital impression for your new tooth.
Step 3 – Complete the Restoration
After the crown is returned from the dental laboratory, it’s attached to the previously placed abutment. or restoration is attached. Your new tooth will
If you’re interested in dental implants and would like to learn more, please call Debbie to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can also make an online appointment at soriadds.com
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Patrick J. Soria, DDS