When preparing for your dental implant surgery at our office in Aurora, IL, it is normal to feel nervous. Anyone can be concerned regarding the outcome of a surgery regarding their oral health, as well as the consequences of grafting and other surgical procedures. However, most fears can be assuaged with information.
Today, we will be discussing how you can prepare for your surgery, as well as what to expect post-operation. Get ready to brave your fears, and learn about how you will enjoy your new smile!
The Stages of the Dental Implant Installation Process
The installation of dental implants typically takes place within three steps.
The first step of the process requires an analysis of the affected area, especially if a tooth remains. Extracting the tooth or teeth is required to continue onward and will allow for the placement of the dental implants.
Phase 2 is when the placement of the implant and its healing abutment takes place. This requires your periodontist to drill into the jawbone of the missing tooth and insert the new root into place. This phase is typically the most bothersome for the patient, as swelling and bleeding can occur from the newly installed root. Typically during this stage, gums around the affected area begin to alleviate swelling and the installed root finds firm purchase within the jaw bone and surrounding tissue. At this moment, the abutment is installed and filed down to allow for the new tooth to be capped.
Lastly, Phase 3 allows the final installation of the new implant, and the completion of your smile. This will be done by your general dentist rather than your periodontist. Though you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours, this new implant will allow you the full accessibility of having a real tooth, along with the aesthetics of having the perfect smile you dreamed of.
Want to Learn More?
Be sure to contact our Aurora, IL office today at www.innovativeperio.com/contact/. You can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Donald G. Flynn, DDS and learn more information regarding your operation, and the steps involved.
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