Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Dan Ross has acquired the schooling and experience to undergo the most complex dental implant procedures. He graduated cum laude from Marquette school of dentistry and in 2007 he earned his doctorate in dental surgery. Now Dr. Ross has his own dental clinic in New Berlin and serves patients throughout the Milwaukee area. If you’re looking to undergo a cosmetic, comprehensive or a dental implant procedure, contact Dr. Ross today.
The Different Types of Dental Implant Procedures
There are two types of dental implant procedures. Both are created out of titanium. Titanium is not rejected by the body, therefore, dental implants are a safe procedure. The two types of dental implants procedures are below:
Placing Implants in the Jawbone: Dentists refer to this type of dental implant procedure as endosteal implants. The implant is directly inserted into your jawbone. If your jaw bone can’t support the implant, bone grafting is required. After the implant is in place, your gums must heal and fuse into the implant.
Placing Implants Under the Gums: Placing implants under your gum, on or above the jaw bone, is an implant procedure referred to as subperiosteal. It's a metal framework created to cover a larger surface area. The frame has small metal posts used to hold your implant in place. This procedure is mostly used when there is not enough bone to do an endosteal implant.
For any questions talk to Dr. Ross, an expert about types of dental implant procedures.
What Happens During an Implant Procedure?
During the procedure, a small hole will be drilled into the bone beneath the gum of your missing tooth. The titanium fixture is screwed into the hole and the abutment and screw placed in after. Several weeks to months is needed for the bone to bond to the implant and the surrounding soft tissue to heal. Depending on your circumstances, a temporary crown may be placed on the implant immediately. You’ll go back for a second visit to get the permanent crown installed when the original work has healed.
How Much Time Does an Implant Procedure Take?
After your initial meeting with Dr. Ross you should know whether or not bone grafting is necessary for your implant placement. If bone grafting is required the dental implant procedure will take 3 to 4 months longer. Usually, bone grafting is necessary when your tooth has been missing for over a year. If your tooth has gone missing it’s important to replace it as soon as possible to reduce cost and time of the implant process.
The dental implant placement takes 1 to 2 hours, but the healing time can take up to 3 months. During the healing process your implant merges with the bone and the surrounding area to build a solid structure.
The last part of the dental implant process is the crown. Placement of the crown takes about 1-2 visits depending on the patient. The crown gives the look and feel of a real tooth. This part of the procedure is where you start to realize how beneficial a dental implant will be.
The time of a dental implant procedure varies dramatically depending on the patient. To see how long it will take contact Dr. Ross and begin your initial meeting about dental implants.
Is the dental implant procedure risky?
Dental implants are a very successful procedure in the medical-dental field, with the jawbone fusing with your implant as if it were a real tooth root. This is how the stability and strength necessary to support the replacement tooth is gained. Dental implants won’t harm your body either because there made out of titanium. It’s also one of the safest procedures to replace missing teeth. Risk is high if you choose an unqualified dentist or oral surgeon to handle the placement of your tooth fixtures.
What Happens after the Implant Process?
Dr. Ross may advise you to come in frequently to check the implant for any complications. During your time away from the office, you should take care of your implant like it’s your natural teeth. You should brush and floss regularly and see your dentist every 6 months.Back to Restorative Services