The entire dental implant process is a team effort with a patient’s dentist, oral surgeon, and/or periodontist. Dr. D. Bradley Dean is a periodontist in Plano, TX that places many types of quality dental implants. Dr. Dean accepts referrals from general dentists from the surrounding areas and works closely with them throughout the entire process.
The dental implant process, from evaluation to securing the dental restoration, usually takes five to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives.
The Dental Implants Process
The first step in the dental implant process is a comprehensive evaluation and examination of your oral health as well as your overall health with your dentist, oral surgeon, and/or periodontist. Dr. Dean will want to do a thorough evaluation of your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals.
He will inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth to determine if dental implants are right for you. Then a personalized treatment plan is created that is customized to your needs and goals.
The next step is the surgical implantation of the dental implant by Dr. Dean at his Plano, TX periodontist office. Dr. Dean will preform oral surgery to install the dental implants in a sturdy and stable position.
It is important to be in the best health so that the implant can heal properly. If a tooth extraction is needed, he will perform that first. The healing process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
While the dental implant is healing, your dental crown, denture, or dental bridge will be fabricated at a dental laboratory according to Dr. Dean’s and your dentist’s specifications. The last step in the dental implant process is the attachment of the abutment to the implant post once the dental implant has fully fused with your jaw bone. The final restoration is then secured to the dental implant abutment for a permanent restoration by your general dentist.
Emergency Dental Implants
Accidents happen all the time and many people find themselves with a damaged or missing tooth due to an injury to the mouth. Dr. Dean offers emergency dental implants for patients that have lost a tooth or need one extracted from the “smile zone” (the front row of teeth that everyone sees when you smile).
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