Dental Implant Restoration Procedure And How Long Does It Take

Dental implant restoration procedure and how long does it take

Getting a restoration which is as good as natural tooth can create a major difference in the oral health of patients. This process requires time, money and some dedication both from the dental professional and the patient. There are a number of different ways of restoring lost tooth using Dental Implants. A traditional treatment procedures happens in three or more phases based on the complexity of the condition. The following write-up tries to provide readers an overview of the restoration procedure and the time required for the same.

The examination phase

The examination phase is where the implant dentist performs thorough oral check up to get an understanding of the patient's oral health condition. This can be completed in a single visit and the dentist may take X-rays during the process. After confirming the eligibility of the patient for the restoration procedure, the dentist sets a treatment plan.

The treatment planning

The planning phase is where the dentist gives patients an overview of how the restoration takes place. The patient may be recommended to undergo bone augmentation if necessary. If not, the dentist plans the position of the dental implant and schedules the appointment for surgical placement. Both these phases may be completed in a single visit.

Bone grafting

Bone grafting is done to build the supporting structure to hold the implant. This may require one or more visits based on the type of bone grafting process. The surgical area may be left to heal for few months if a large amount of bone is restored through the process.

Implant placement

Implant placement is an important phase of the dental implant surgery. In this phase the dentist places the restoration by making incisions in the soft gum tissues. The implant is carefully torqued in position. This may be completed in a single visit and the dentist may allow the implant to heal for a period of 3-6 months. The healing period may vary from patients to patients based on the complexity of the condition and the overall health.

Teeth restoration using dental crown

This is the final phase of dental implant restoration process. The dentist removes some soft gum tissues and fixes an abutment over the implant. Impressions of teeth are taken and dental crowns are fabricated in the lab. The patient may have to visit the dentist a few times to check the fit and finish of the new dental crown. On confirmation of the fit, the dental crown is finally fixed in place and is ready to be loaded. The entire teeth restoration procedure including bone grafting may take about 9 months to 1 year if done in the traditional way. With more advanced dental implant procedures, the restoration can be done in a single day.

If you have any queries related to Dental implant treatment, feel free to consult our Dentist in Yorba Linda.

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