Dental implants are a common procedure with consistently positive outcomes. The good news is that getting dental implants is a pretty simple process.
Over time, it may be necessary to restore dental implants in order to upgrade the hardware and reseat the implanted teeth.
This can happen in just a few steps as well. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Dental Implant Restoration?
Dental implant restoration is as simple as it sounds: the process of removing dental implants, restoring them as needed, and then reseating them in the gums.
What Are Dental Implant Restoration Steps?
- Removing the tooth is the first step, being careful to preserve as much of the surrounding structure as possible.
- Next, the area extraction is examined for any potential issues and cleaned thoroughly.
- Grafting the socket comes next, to preserve the area for when the implant is returned to the site.
- Time is necessary for the grafting site to heal, so there will likely be a few months between the first appointment and the next step.
- Flapless surgery comes next to place the restored implant back into the socket. The healed grafting material will be the needed foundational structure to secure the implant in place for years to come. This minimally invasive surgery is quick and followed by a rapid healing process.
- At the same time as the flapless surgery, a healing abutment or cover screw will also be placed. If an abutment is used, it will help to contour the soft tissue during the healing process, and a second surgical procedure will not be required. If a cover screw is used, a follow-up procedure will be necessary in order to uncover the cover screw.
- A few months later, it’s time to go back to the dentist and have the healing abutment removed, revealing the perfect spot for the dental implant. An impression will be made of the site and sent off to the lab, so a final restoration piece can be created that will fit perfectly in the spot.
- Next, the screw retained crown will be seated in the implant and confirmed. The screw is tightened in place, and the patient is ready to go with a dental implant restoration that will last for years.
How Do I Know if I Need Dental Implant Restoration?
If you believe that you would benefit from a dental implant restoration or any extensive tooth replacement surgery, contact Dison Family Dentistry today.
We can provide you with the full assessment and care that will lay the groundwork for all dental care you need. We’ll give you the information necessary to make informed choices.
Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day, but you can also make an appointment for your first consultation. We are standing by to provide you with the dental care you need.