Missing teeth can influence your bite, physical appearance, and self-esteem. Coconut Creek dental implants, which are prosthetic tooth roots that are surgically put in the jawbone, are a long-term option. The implant integrates with the bone over time, providing a stable foundation for attaching replacement teeth and restoring your smile.
What is the procedure like?
The dental implant procedure usually takes 3 to 9 months and requires coordination with several dental specialists. The process begins with an examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine their health and appropriateness for implants. Procedures such as bone grafts may be indicated to prepare the jawbone if necessary.
Dental implants are used to replace one or more teeth, and the procedure’s kind and extent are determined by the number of teeth involved.
The surgery is normally conducted as an outpatient procedure using various types of anesthetic based on your unique needs as assessed by your specialist.
The placing of the implant:
An oral surgeon exposes the jawbone by cutting the gum, drills holes into the bone to put the implant post, and may place a temporary, removable denture for aesthetic purposes until the permanent tooth attachment. The post for subperiosteal implants is placed on or above the bone, avoiding drilling into the jawbone.
Osseointegration is the process through which a dental implant gets firmly fixed in the jawbone, which usually takes between 2 and 6 months. Natural bone growth surrounds the implant at this time, allowing it to function as a secure artificial tooth root.
The placement of the abutment:
An abutment, a metal extension, is often placed on the dental implant during the initial operation or a subsequent small treatment under local anesthetic. Abutments attach the new tooth to the implant. If the abutment is inserted later, an incision may be required to gain access to it, particularly if gum tissue has covered the implant as a result of a healing cap applied after the initial implant.
The healing cap is removed during the second surgery, and the abutment is put onto the implant, with gum tissue subsequently contouring around it. Gums normally recover for many weeks after abutment insertion.
Although there may be some soreness and swelling for a few days following the treatment, most people can resume their normal activities the day after obtaining a dental implant.