|Dental Implant Restoration
An Overview of the Dental Implant Restoration Procedure
Patients who visit Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry for dental implants might get a variety of restoration recommendations from Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas. Here’s a quick overview of the dental implant restoration procedure performed at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry.
The first phase of the restoration treatment is surgery, which takes place shortly after an initial consultation. To prevent the patient from experiencing any pain throughout the procedure, general anesthesia is administered by Dr. Lasnoski. After that, small incisions in the gums are made to place the implants. During the procedure, the oral surgeon also attaches a temporary replacement tooth to the dental implants to complete the surgery phase.
The Healing Phase
Following the restorative surgery performed to insert the dental implants, the patient will wait for a specified time as the implants heal and fuse together. During this period, the patient must be cautious about using their implants and the temporary tooth to ensure proper recovery. Regular follow-up visits with Dr. Lasnoski will be scheduled every few weeks to ensure that the gums and implants are successfully fusing for the permanent prosthetic tooth.
Permanent Artificial Teeth
Once the healing process is completed, then comes the time for the last phase of the process, which involves the placement of permanent artificial teeth, ranging from dental crowns to dentures supported by implants. Since they give the appearance of a natural tooth, most patients with dental implants choose to have implant-supported dentures or dental crowns placed on their teeth.
By this time, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry will be able to select the most suitable prosthetic tooth for permanent application. During this phase of the determination process, the patient's whole mouth, including the location of the dental implants, will be examined. Note that the placement of the dental implants inside the mouth significantly impacts the decision of whether dentures or crowns will be used.
Things to Consider
When basic dental hygiene is ignored, a disease named peri-implantitis may develop and eventually lead to the loss of the implant and the surrounding bone. With appropriate care, dental implants may last a lifetime. The maintenance procedures advised by Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas will ensure the implant’s longevity.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Now that you're aware of what to expect during a dental implant restoration process, it's time to take the first step and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, who have the expertise to perform a successful dental implant restoration surgery. Contact us today by calling (906) 212-4725.