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Overview of Implant Placement

Dentist examining a lady patient's mouth for implant placement.Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but unfortunately for some us that is not the case. If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering what to do. Until somewhat recently, most patients had to choose between a bridge or some removable restoration. These appliances can be inconvenient, unreliable, and even detrimental to the future of your oral health.

Luckily, we now have dental implants! A dental implant is a small titanium screw that mimics the root of a tooth. Most screws attach to an abutment, or support structure, which links the restoration to the implant. Dental implants can be used for a single crown, a bridge, or an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. The process is relatively simple and can change your smile, and life, for the better. Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists will walk you through the Implant placement process!

Before Implant Placement

The process starts with a consultation appointment. Dr. Kevin Pollock or Dr. Ketan Parekh will perform a series of examinations to determine if you are a suitable candidate. We may have to take dental X-rays, impressions, and 3D CBCT scans to create a precise treatment plan. We will also ask about any medical conditions and medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs and prescriptions.

There are a few factors that we must take into account to ensure the success of your implant. For one, you must have a healthy jaw. If your bone is too thin or not dense enough, you may have to receive a bone graft—another service Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists will provide. We will also have to address the presence of periodontal disease and tooth decay, if necessary.

During Implant Placement

To place the implant, we will make a small incision in the gum tissue and expose the underlying bone. Next, we drill a tiny hole into the jaw so the implant can be deeply embedded in the bone.

Once the implant screw is in place, we suture the incision and wait for bone growth. For the next several months, the implant and your bone will fuse together, during the process of osseointegration. The jawbone will grow into and unite with the surface of the implant. Osseointegration replicates the relationship between your jaw and teeth, only with an implant!

After osseointegration, we perform a second minor surgery to expose the implant and place the abutment. We then take an impression of the area and use it to fabricate your final restoration. In some cases, an abutment can be placed at the same time as your dental implant.

After Implant Placement

Once your final restoration is complete, you can walk out of our office with a brand-new smile. Most implant-supported restorations require no special treatment. Because they become a part of your anatomy, they will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, you can keep your restoration in pristine condition for decades. With the right care and maintenance, your implant may even last a lifetime! Also, be sure to schedule regular check-ups and professional cleanings.

Schedule a Consultation Appointment

If you are interested in receiving a dental implant, contact Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists. Call (469) 757-4433, and schedule a consultation appointment today!

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960 West Ralph Hall Parkway
Rockwall , TX 75032
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Fax: 469-698-9804
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804 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
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