Generally, contemporary dental implants procedures involve three steps. These steps take a few months to be completed but the actual number of months varies with individual patient and depends on the implant treatment plan chosen by you and your dental professional.
At VIP Dental Implants, the full contemporary dental implants procedures are outpatient based and are conveniently carried out in-house at our dental office. We make use of the latest dental tools and technologies available to offer you the most comfortable, most convenient, and safest contemporary dental implants experience ever.
Step 1: Planning Your Contemporary Dental Implants
When you visit our office for your first dental appointment, we will start the process by taking a digital impression of your teeth, an X-ray photograph of your jaw, and a 3D representation of your teeth and jaw. We will use all these to digitally plan your dental implants using the latest technologies.
This will enable us to create a model that will guide us into inserting the dental implant with total accuracy and to ensure that we follow the most effective and safest implant procedure. This step will also help us to determine whether you have sufficient jawbone to hold the dental implant/s or require bone grafting before the implant procedure.
Step 2: Implants Insertion
When you come for your second dental appointment, we will surgically insert the dental implant/s into your jawbone. This process is normally painful but to make you as much comfortable as possible, we may give you a local anaesthesia or any available sedation option. Once we have inserted the dental implant/s in place, your gum would then be secured over the implant posts to heal properly. Implant insertion does not give so much discomfort as tooth extraction. Sometimes, you may experience some tenderness and swelling after a few days as the healing time begins.
The healing time between this second step and the final step is usually very long and longer if bone grafting was done. This is because, during this recovery period, a process called osseointegration occurs. During the osseointegration process, the jawbone grows around the dental implant post to hold and strengthen it. It may actually take several months for the dental implant to fully integrate into your jawbone.
Step 3: Final Placement
When you come for your final appointment, our dental professionals will remove the healing cap and replace this with a new custom abutment and your new dental crowns, bridges or dentures. You should rest assured that your new artificial tooth/teeth will blend perfectly with your natural teeth, exactly mimicking their colour, size, and shape.
We at VIP Dental Implants take great pride in the beauty, function, fee, and fit of all of our dental implants. After we have replaced your missing teeth, we will give you the care and maintenance practices to follow to make your dental implants long lasting. We make it our goal to see that joyous look of your when your smile has returned.
Care and Maintenance for Your Contemporary Dental Implants
Just like your natural teeth, you need to give your contemporary dental implants proper dental health practices and maintenance. You need to floss and brush your mouth at least twice a day. These are essential for your dental implants to last longer and would also prevent plaque from growing around the dental implant.
More so, make a regular dental visit to your dental professional at least every 6 months. Our qualified and dedicated dental professional team will help you out to clean and care for your dental implants to keep your mouth healthy.
Are Contemporary Dental Implants Right for You?
This section will help you to know if you are the right candidate for contemporary dental implants. For you to be an eligible candidate for dental implants procedures, you must have a good oral health and adequate jawbone to support the implant post. Your overall oral health is more important for dental implants procedures than your age.
Sometimes, there are dental conditions in which a patient has experienced bone loss due to one or more missing teeth. This bone loss can cause a reduction in the jawbone needed to support the dental implant. In such as case, bone grafting or sinus lifting may be the only available surgical options including a bone graft or sinus lift that may be available to increase the jawbone.
More so, patients with health problems like leukaemia and diabetes may experience slower healing and recovery time after the dental implant procedures. When you consult your dentist for contemporary dental implants, it is vital to talk about your health history with your dentist.
When you come to our dental office for your first dental visit, our dental professionals will evaluate whether you’re an eligible candidate for dental implants procedures or not. And if you’re not eligible, our dental professionals may be able to prescribe alternate dental treatments to you based on your dental conditions.
Cost of Contemporary Dental Implants
At VIP Dental Implants, we understand that dental implants are relatively expensive and paying for them could be a big concern. However, due to the recent advancements in dental technology, the cost of contemporary dental implants has decreased significantly over the years.
When you visit our dental office, our professional dentists will help you to find the most affordable dental implants procedures that will give you the proper dental care you need. Our financing options are friendly and affordable, and our dentists are friendly and happy to explain our financing options to you.
Benefits of Contemporary Dental Implants
Dental implants come with a number of benefits, which include:
- Improving the aesthetic value of your teeth and improving your self-confidence
- Stopping your jawbone from shrinking as a result of missing teeth.
- Giving support to prosthetics, such as dental crown, bridge, and dentures to prevent them from slipping or shifting while eating or talking etc.
Are you interested in dental implants procedures? Do you have any questions about the cost or procedures of implant treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact our dental professionals today.