|Dental Implant Restoration
An adult with a missing tooth is likely to experience a lack of self-confidence and embarrassment during social interactions. Moreover, a missing tooth can affect your diet and, eventually, your facial structure. Dental implant restoration can help you overcome all of these problems.
Dental implant restoration is a highly recommended solution for missing teeth as it allows you to restore your smile while preserving your jawbone and facial structure.
What is Dental Implant Restoration?
A dental implant restoration is a multi-stage process of two main components: the implant that serves as the root of your missing tooth, and the crown that serves as bases for other restorations, like bridges and dentures.
What to Expect When Getting a Dental Implant Restoration
If you have a missing tooth and plan to get a dental implant restoration, you must schedule an appointment with Dr. Garcia or Dr. Alexandra Garcia at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS to determine whether dental implant restoration is the right treatment choice for your missing teeth. Once you schedule an appointment at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, our dental care practitioners will examine your oral cavity to determine the condition of your jaw bone and the alignment of other teeth in your oral cavity and decide whether you are the right fit for a dental implant restoration. Patients willing to get dental implant restoration need to have a healthy jawbone that can hold the implant. We recommend bone grafting before starting the dental implant restoration procedure if your jawbone is weak.
If you have a healthy jawbone and are the right candidate for the procedure, the surgical procedure of dental implant restoration starts with the placement of the implant. The dental implant, which is a metallic root, is embedded in the jaw. Before the procedure starts, a local anesthetic is injected into the jawbone, so the patient doesn't experience any discomfort. The team of dental experts at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS will drill a hole in the jawbone to insert the implant and then let the implant fuse with the bone tissue for a few months. The process through which the jawbone infuses with the implant is called osseointegration. Once the implant is well integrated with the jawbone, you will schedule another appointment. During this appointment, our expert dental care practitioners will reopen the incision to access the dental implant and attach an abutment to the implant. At this appointment, we may take an impression for the restoration that we will attach to the implant once your jawbone has healed completely from the second surgery.
Lastly, the restoration is attached to the implant, and your dental implant restoration process ends with this appointment. You will then need to take care of your dental implant restoration just as you take care of your natural teeth. Make sure to brush and floss regularly and schedule regular dental checkups with us.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Thinking about restoring your missing teeth? Dental implant restorations make the best choice. Schedule an appointment at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.