Once you’ve discussed using dental implants to replace your lost teeth with your dentist or dental health specialist, it might not seem like there’s much else to know. You understand the importance of replacing your lost teeth roots, and how dental implants are the only option for doing so. However, knowing that dental implants are the best solution for your smile isn’t the same as being prepared for implant placement or the overall treatment process. Today, we take a look at what dental implant placement entails, and what you should know in order to be ready for it.
What are dental implants, exactly?
The process of placing dental implants differs significantly from the process of placing a more traditional dental restoration. That’s because of the unique nature of dental implants and the fact that they’re designed to replace your lost teeth roots, which traditional restorations aren’t designed to do. Your healthy, natural teeth roots are held securely within your jawbone, giving them the strength and stability they need to adequately support the crowns of your teeth as you bite and chew your food. To replace these structures, dental implants must be placed within your jawbone structure, where the roots of your lost teeth once rested.
The process of placing dental implants
Your teeth roots and oral structures share several important, highly intricate relationships with each other. For example, they don’t just support your teeth as you bite and chew, they also transfer that pressure into stimulation for the jawbone structure that supports them. This requires a highly detailed and personalized treatment planning process, during which the optimal placement of each implant post can be determined. Because of its complexity, dental implant placement isn’t something you can undergo at most general dentist’s office. The surgical procedure requires advanced technology and a fully outfitted operatory room, and traditionally, patients had to visit a separate dental health specialist’s office to receive them.
Making the process more convenient
At our office, we’ve dedicated ourselves to streamlining dental implant placement and restoration for all tooth loss patients, and have created a space where you can complete every step of your treatment all under one roof. That includes the implant placement process, which we can properly prepare for using advanced technology in our in-house lab. We also have the capacity and capability to perform your implant placement surgery in our office, which allows us to place a high-quality temporary restoration on your implants during the same visit.
Learn if you’re ready for implant placement
Dental implant placement can be a much more comfortable and convenient process than you might have expected at first. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.