Dental Implant Placement
Dentist Brea, CA
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure available to replace one or several missing teeth. It involves placing a metal screw-like post into the socket and a crown capping to replace the damaged teeth. The process may involve several steps.
Dental implants are an excellent substitute for conventional dentures and bridges as they look, feel, and function much closer to your natural teeth. How the surgery is performed, and the time it takes varies significantly on what type of implant you are getting and what your bone condition is like. Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry has a professional team of dentists that can guide you regarding various dental implant options and which would work best for you.
Types of Dental Implant Placement Procedures
There are two types of dental implant loading that you can choose from. One is the delayed implant loading and the other, immediate implant loading. Both procedures have their own pros and cons.
Delayed implant loading is the more conventional of the two. It is a standard procedure in which your metal post is placed first, followed by a healing period that lasts four to six months. Post insertion and adequate time for osseointegration (implant-to-bone integration), the abutment is placed. Before the dental crown is joined to the abutment, there are few days to allow healing of the gums.
On the other hand, immediate implant loading involves the placement of the implant, abutment, and the crown within 48 hours. The procedure reduces the number of visits to the clinic and saves you a considerable amount of time. Although immediate implant loading may seem like an attractive option because of the time it saves you, our expert opinion is to opt for the delayed implant loading as it has fewer risks involved.
What Makes you a Candidate?
Everyone wants to be able to smile confidently without continuously feeling self-conscious. The implants' ability to restore, replace, and even enhance the look of your teeth makes it an attractive choice, not to mention the advantages it has over conventional bridges and dentures.
You may want to get implants if you are missing one or more teeth (implants preserve the bone strength), and if traditional dentures cause you discomfort or challenges with your speech. To be eligible for the surgery, you need to have adequate bone strength to make sure your implant stabilizes itself within the jaw securely. Otherwise, you will need to get a bone graft done first.
Risks of Dental Implant Placement
Every surgical procedure has some risks involved, and so does getting implants. The chances of severe complications are rare, as our dentists are highly trained in performing such procedures. You may suffer from sinus issues if your implant is placed in your upper jaw, and there is not enough bone height to support the implant, infection on the site of your implants, injury to your nerves, or blood vessels surrounding the area of the implant.
To find out more about what dental implants are and which implant would work best for you, call us at (657) 341-0808 to book an appointment or visit us at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. We are always available to assist you.