Dental Implant Process

Most dental implant treatment procedures are quickly and safely performed in your dentist’s office.  Local anesthesia is typically used to prevent any pain or discomfort.  Supplemental surgical procedures, like bone grafting, may be performed as separate procedures or at the same time as your dental implant procedure.  Continue reading to learn more details about the actual dental implants installation process.

What Are The Pieces That Make Up A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is made up of three basic parts: fixture (root), an abutment (middle piece) and a crown (artificial tooth).  Once healed, these three basic pieces make up a strong and extremely functional tooth that can help you get back to normal chewing, speaking and smiling.

What Is The Process Like?

The first stage of dental implants placement consists of implanting the artificial tooth root (called a fixture) so that it is flush with the bone, underneath the gum.  This particular portion of the surgery is intended to protect the implant from chewing or impact forces while it is healing.  Once the implant fixture has sufficiently healed, it will be surgically exposed by removing a small portion of the overlying gum.

At the second stage of your dental implant installation, your implant fixture will be checked for its successful integration, then a post called an abutment will be attached. The gum is then allowed to heal around the abutment in a second period of healing while your dentist begins carefully crafting a replacement tooth (or crown) that perfectly matches the texture, shape and color of your natural teeth.

While your abutment is undergoing the second healing stage, it must also be protected from chewing forces to ensure successful healing.

The last stage consists of connecting the replacement tooth (or crown) to the implant fixture.  Once this is complete, your gorgeous new smile will be visible to all!

Will Dental Implants Installation Hurt?

The pain level experienced during the actual procedure varies from patient to patient.  However, most patients claim that the process is no more painful than a tooth extraction.  During your procedure, anesthetic is usually administered so that you will not feel pain.  After, any residual pain can usually be controlled with over the counter pain medications.

What Is The Success Rate For Dental Implants?

Although the success rate for dental implants is high, it is not 100%.  However, success rates well above the 90% mark are nothing to scoff over either.  Chances for success can increase from the average if patients follow doctor’s orders, do not smoke, eat properly and maintain their dental implants properly.

Get Started With Dr. Goehring And Dental Implants Today!

Do you live in the Austin, TX area and want to experience all the benefits of dental implants?  Dr. Goehring and his amazing staff can’t wait to help you restore your smile and your self confidence with the natural beauty of dental implants.  With great financing options and a friendly staff standing by to help, you couldn’t ask for a better dental implant provider than Goehring Dental.  Come see us today and get your complimentary dental implants consultation