Dental Implant Restoration
Green Bay, WI
Millions of individuals in the United States now have at least one dental implant, and the restoration of a single crown on a dental implant has surpassed all other restorative procedures to become the most common dental operation. With all of these dental implant restoration procedures, you might be next in line. However, you may wonder what outcomes to expect from dental implant restoration.
Step One: Evaluation
Always remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to any dental procedure, especially for dental implant restoration. Just like yourself, each patient has unique requirements; therefore, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry will first thoroughly examine your teeth to create a suitable treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Step Two: Assessment
Dr. Lasnoski will ask you a few questions about your dental health history while reviewing any x-rays or CT scans available to evaluate the quantity of bone present in the region of your jaw where the implant will go. If the quality of your bone is insufficient, Dr. Lasnoski will likely recommend undergoing a bone grafting operation. However, if not required, the teeth will be pulled on the same day the implants are placed.
Step Three: The Surgery
In most cases, the operation is not very long or complex. Dr. Hallas will administer a local anesthetic to the gums to create a very small cut to reveal the bone that lies underneath. A tiny drill will be employed to make room in the bone for the implant. After the dental implant has been placed, you can return to Dr. Lasnoski to get a healing cap and a few sutures to cover the gum tissue around the implant.
Step Four: Healing
This part of the procedure takes the longest to finish. Most dentists prescribe a recovery duration of between two and six months, which makes it possible for the bone to completely fuse with the titanium implant and become a part of it. At this stage, you could get a temporary prosthetic tooth to fill in the space left by your missing teeth. To speed up the healing process, Dr. Lasnoski may give you special instructions regarding food consumption.
Step Five: The Placement
When Dr. Lasnoski determines that the implant has reached the desired level of stability, they will schedule a second appointment to set the crown. You will also be given a local anesthetic when they cut open the gum tissue. If the gum tissue and the region around the implant are in good condition, Dr. Hallas will connect a small component, known as an abutment, to the implant, which provides a spot for the crown to be attached to after it is finished.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry have the expertise to restore your dental health and give you back your smile, regardless of how long you've suffered from dental issues or how recently you've lost a tooth. Ready to take the first step toward dental implant restoration? Contact today by calling us at (920) 278-7678.