The implants procedure
The procedure is fairly extensive, but well worth the time it takes to replace your missing teeth. Our dental implants dentists, Dr. Brett Silverman, Dr. Katie Plaisance, and Dr. Darrell Morton routinely perform this procedure for both existing patients and new patients who are looking for the right dentist.
Here’s a brief overview of the dental implants process:
- Biocompatible titanium screws will act as the new root of your tooth after they are surgically placed into the jawbone.
- Some time will need to lapse during a process called osseointegration. This is the time period when the bone fuses with the titanium screws, permitting a tight, long-lasting bond for a solid foundation.
- After approximately 12-16 weeks, Dr. Silverman, Dr. Katie or Dr. Morton will request that you come in to the office for your next appointment. We will take an impression of your teeth to make sure your treatment plan is running smoothly. During this appointment, we will customize the abutment and create the dental crown (which will be placed on top of the implant).
- At a subsequent appointment, we will place your permanent crown, ensuring a comfortable, secure fit.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or fears of the dentist, don’t worry! Sedation dentistry can help you minimize the anxiety so you can receive the dental care you need and deserve.
Sedation dentistry (such as laughing gas, needle-free anesthesia or IV sedation) could be an option for your appointment(s). Prior to your dental implants appointment, let us know you’re interested in sedation and we’ll discuss your options with you.