One thing that may be holding you back from getting dental
implants is not knowing what to expect. To make it easier for you to make the
decision and to make you more aware of the implant process, here is a brief
breakdown of what happens if you decide to get dental implants
in Kennewick, WA.
Dental implants are not for everyone.
A consultation is required
beforehand. However, individuals who are good candidates
generally have good oral health.
Any damaged teeth that are being
replaced must be removed first. This is
often done by extraction. However, one
does not need to have damaged
teeth in order to get implants. The teeth that
are being replaced may have fallen out or may have been removed long ago.
The jawbone is carefully inspected
for signs of bone loss before any bone
grafting takes place. Bone grafting is
done to help prepare the jaw area for
the implants. After the bone grafting
process is done, the jaw area must
heal before the dentist can proceed to the
next step of the process.
Once the jaw has healed from the
grafting surgery, the dentist will
surgically install special metal components
into your jaw bone. These
structures are necessary for the placement of the
abutments and dental
implants, which will occur after a recovery period of
several weeks to a
On average, the complete dental implant process takes
approximately three to nine months to complete. In some cases, it may take
longer depending on the amount of bone grafting work that is required.
Placement of the implants themselves is not the reason why it takes so much
time to complete the process. The jaw area must heal properly in order for the
implants to be successful.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, you need
to see a general dentist for a
A Family Dental Center at 844-834-9917 to schedule anappointment
with Dr. Andrew Mohlman
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