An implant is an excellent way to replace a missing tooth and keep a good looking smile, a dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is surgical inserted into the bone jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth and artificial tooth is attached to the implant. Placing a dental implant after a tooth lost can prevent a chain reaction of problems that would affect your entire mouth teeth need each other for support, when a tooth is lost.
Restoring your mouth with a dental implant is accomplished in two phases. The first phase of the procedure is the surgical placement of the implants, they’re under the gums, and for several months while the bone attaches to them. After healing the second phase begins, the implant is re exposed and your new teeth are made.
For the surgical placement of the implant your mouth will be numb an incision is made in your gums and a channel is made in the bone to receive the implant, after the implant is snugly in place the gums are closed over the implant with a stitch or two. Over the core of the next few months the implant becomes securely attached to the bone the second phase starts with a surgical exposure of the implant another incision is made in your gums and a small extension is placed to bring it above the gum line, we then start a series of appointments to make your new teeth, though some of the steps might be different in your case they usually include making impressions of your mouth, form this impressions we make precise working models of your mouth which are carefully mounted for alignment. The last step is the placement of your new crown. The success of your implant depends on the care of the implant at home and our support for regular checkups and regular cleanings here in our office.
DIRECTIONS FOR POST-SURGERY CARE
- No fat foods
- No Alcohol
- No Smoking
- No Exercise
- No Suction on the hole
- Don’t put your tongue on the hole
- Don’t expose to sun
- Only eat soft foods
- Take your medicine according to instructions
- Rinse with salt water three times a day
- Remove the gauze 40 minutes after the surgery
Follow this indications for 7 days If it hurts or you have any other discomfort please call your Dentist