The process of Dental Implant Placement and Restoration provided by Dr. Hanna and the Santee Dental group is a high-quality and in-depth service for those that have been thinking about receiving dental implants for themselves or a loved one.
Scheduling a consultation with your dentist is the first step in the dental implant process. During the consultation, you and your dentist will explore all restorative dentistry options and see if dental implants are the best option. After your dentist has examined your mouth and jaw, as well as taken x-rays; your dentist will then let you know if dental implants are best for you and when your surgery can be scheduled. Once an oral surgery appointment has been set for your dental implants, the day of surgery will consist of your dentist creating openings in your gum tissue small enough for the dental implant. Once the implant is secure in your jaw, your dentist will then clean the area and suture the openings to make sure that they heal correctly.
After surgery, the healing process of your dental implants will begin. While the healing from surgery is only a few weeks, the process of “osseointegration", which is how your implant bonds to your jawbone; will take several months. Your dentist will ensure that there are several follow-up appointments to make sure you are healing properly and to eventually take impressions of your teeth so that a prosthetic can be made. When the prosthetic is finished, you will come in for a final appointment where your dentist will permanently bond the prosthetic restoration to the dental implant. Once this is complete, there is simply the factor of aftercare and maintenance of your dental implants. Dental implants do not require complicated maintenance, simply brushing and flossing your teeth and maintaining healthy oral habits; and making sure you visit your dentist every six months, should ensure that your dental implants remain as a healthy fixture in the mouth.
This process of Dental Implant Placement and Restoration should encourage any possible patient who’s been thinking of getting dental implants to not hesitate in scheduling a consultation. Dr. Hanna and his team at Santee Dental Group can ensure that any patient seeking dental implants will be provided with the best service possible and can guarantee that the results will have the patient feeling more confident with their teeth and their smile.