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- Inlays and Onlays
- Dental Implant Restorations
- Full and Partial Dentures
- Teeth Whitening
- Bonding and Composite Resins
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
Dental Implants are a new alternative in tooth replacement. The
procedure consists of two stages: placement of a replacement tooth root at
your dental specialist office, followed by placement of a tooth
replacement (crown) at our office.
There are now a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures that vary in duration and materials. Any implant procedure is preceded by a detailed consultation and case planning with your dental team.Dr. Bouressa is an expert in creating dental implant restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Duration of the Procedure
The duration of the procedure is highly variable, largely because healing is
often required in between steps of the procedure.
In some cases, when there is abundant jawbone tissue and the patient is in
good health, some specialists offer
"immediate loading". In this single-day procedure, the implant and crown are placed simultaneously.
More commonly, the crown is fitted several months after implant placement, allowing the implant time to fuse with the jawbone. In cases involving bone grafting, the graft must first heal for several months before the implant can be placed. The implant must then integrate into the bone for several months before the crown can be adhered to the implant.
General Implant Placement Procedure
While there is some variation in procedure, the following outlines the basic
steps required for dental implant placement.
The first portion of the procedure is done at your specialist's office.
The gum covering the area is gently folded back and the underlying bone
prepared to receive the implant. The extent of the bone preparation is
dependent on the number of implants required. The implant(s) are then
placed, and the gum sutured. The implant should fully integrate into
the bone after 3 to 6 months.
At this point, a custom-designed crown is fitted over the post. The details of the procedure change slightly with the structure of the implant used.