who have lost a tooth (or teeth) have more options to choose from
than traditional dentures. Implants are one of the highest-succeeding
treatments in medical history. Over 95% of all dental implant
procedures performed by a family
dentistry in Frisco
operation associated with a dental implant is normally carried out in
several steps. The first is to incise the gum to expose the bone. A
hole for receiving the implant is then drilled therein. The implant
is then inserted into the jaw and rests under the gum.
latter is then re-sewn or temporarily covered to protect the area
from chewing forces. While osseous and gingival tissues heal, the
implant fuses with the bone, also known as Osseo integration.
Complete Osseo integration takes 4 to 6 months.
the Osseo integration is complete, an abutment must be installed. The
abutment is a post projecting from the gums and connects the
replacement tooth (or crown) to the implant. The gum above the
implant is opened again to place the abutment. This is another
ambulatory operation, which requires only local anesthesia. Once the
abutment is installed, the gum is closed around it, but not above it.
to understand about the operation
some cases, it is possible to place both the implant and the abutment
during the same operation, with no long-term negative effects being
reported, if everything has time to heal. In this case, it is
important to note that the pillar will be visible, and must not
withstand any pressure during the healing process. It takes about 2
weeks for the gum to heal before the procedure is completed.
with any surgical procedure, there will certainly be inflammation,
hematomas, mild pain or bleeding during the healing process. There
are many ways to relieve pain and discomfort during this period.
Speak with the family dentistry office in Frisco to learn more.
parallel, the artificial tooth (also called a “crown”) is made
from the patient’s dental impressions to best match their tooth
morphology. It is then attached to the pillar. A removable prosthesis
(or bridge) is sometimes considered if the patient is missing more
than one tooth. For more information visit Lone
Star Dental Care.