The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are often considered to be the ultimate in tooth replacement, yet as a surgical procedure, many patients have questions about how the process is completed. Rockwall Oral Surgery offers comprehensive dental implant placement, including individual implants, multiple implants, and full mouth dental implants through the All-on-4® process or Teeth in a Day treatment. Dr. Kevin Pollock, our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon has years of experience placing implants to help patients live a more complete and full life.
The Process Most Patients Experience
- Initial Consultation
If you are interested in dental implants, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our team. Here, we will discuss your wants, needs, and smile goals, as well as go over in-depth what implants can do for you.
- Preparation Stage
After you’ve made the commitment to improve your oral health with implants, we will perform a detailed examination of your mouth to check for disease, failing teeth, and bone volume. If you need preemptive care, that will need to be completed prior to surgery, otherwise we can begin performing x-rays and scans of your mouth and jaw to plan your surgery.
- Surgery Stage
When it comes time to place the implants into your jaw, we offer sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation to help you feel comfortable and calm during the treatment. Dr. Pollock will carefully and precisely place the implants into the proper areas of your jaw to restore your mouth. If you choose All-on-4 or Teeth in a Day, we will also be able to give you temporary teeth to wear while your permanent teeth are being created.
- Restoration Stage
Your general dentist or a specialist will help you get a new tooth or teeth to blend in seamlessly with your smile after the implants heal.
- Healing Process
The recovery for dental implants is not nearly as bad as most people think. You may be prescribed some pain medications and will need to rest for a day or two after the surgery. Eating soft foods or liquids is encouraged for the first few weeks. With proper cleaning and rest, your body will heal within just a few weeks!
Want to Discuss This Process in Person?
Schedule a dental implant consultation at Rockwall Oral Surgery today by calling (469)264-8921.