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What Are the Stages To Placing a Dental Implant

Posted on October 27, 2023

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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone by periodontists in Oshawa to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth. They offer a permanent and natural-looking solution for those who've lost teeth due to injury, decay, or other dental issues. If you're considering dental implants, you're on the right track to reclaiming your confident smile and oral health. Dental implants are a remarkable solution offered at The 
Perio Centre for replacing missing teeth and restoring function and aesthetics.

To learn what to expect through your dental implant procedures with Dr. Adam Ohayon and The Perio Centre team, read on.

Assess Your Eligibility for Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective tooth replacement solution that is fit for people of all ages and demographics. These innovative tooth replacement options are recommended by periodontists and dental professionals for people who have lost a tooth or require an extraction. Dental implants allow you to replace the functionality of a healthy natural tooth.
For periodontists in Oshawa to proceed with implants, the patients must have sufficient bone density and healthy gums. To assess your eligibility for dental implants, book a consultation at The Perio Centre. If your gums or jaw bones are not in a suitable condition yet, explore options such as sinus lift, gum grafting, guided tissue regeneration, and more to increase your oral health and get you prepared for dental implants. 

Treatment Planning

Once Dr. Adam Ohayon and The Perio Centre team deem you a good candidate for dental implants, your team will create a customized treatment plan outlining the number of implants required and the ideal placement positions. Our treatment plans also factor into consideration your specific dental needs and other medical conditions to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and successfully.

Surgical Implant Placement

The surgical placement of dental implants involves the actual implantation of the surgical-grade titanium rod into your jaw bone. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a painless experience. At this point, your periodontist will make an incision in your gum to expose the bone and carefully drill small holes to secure the implants. This process may sound daunting, but with the expertise of a skilled periodontist in Oshawa, you'll be in capable hands.

Fusion to the Jaw Bones

Osseointegration is the stage in which the jaw bone, which holds the dental implants, fuses to the implants and holds them into place. Osseointegration strengthens the placement of the titanium dental implant, extending its longevity. This process typically occurs over months. After which, you can proceed with placing your crown.

Crown Placement

Once your periodontist check the fusion of the jaw bone and are happy with the progress, they will attach the dental crown to the implants. By adding the crowns which mimic the size, shape, and colour of your natural teeth, your dental implants will be whole, allowing you to chew, laugh, and smile like you could with natural teeth or even better in many cases.

Once osseointegration is complete, your periodontist will expose the tops of the implants and attach crowns. Crowns are the individual replacement teeth that cap the implanted posts. These custom-crafted crowns are designed to mimic the size, shape, and colour of your natural teeth, and each crown is securely attached to its corresponding implant post, providing you with a fully functional smile that seamlessly blends with your existing dental aesthetics.

The Ongoing Care and Maintenance

After your dental implants are in place, it's crucial to maintain good oral hygiene and regular check-ins at The Perio Centre and Dr. Adam Ohayon. During regularly scheduled check-ups, our team will monitor your implants as they heal healthily and address any concerns as they arise to ensure the long-term success of the procedure and long-lasting benefits.

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