What to Expect
The Initial Consultation
On your first visit, you will talk with our team of dental professionals about your goals for your new smile. You can ask the team all of your questions, share your concerns, and get in-depth answers about every aspect of the dental implant procedure.
After speaking extensively with the dental team, you’ll undergo a 3D scan in addition to the typical x-ray session. The scan helps our team develop the best approach to your future dental implants and placement of your Teeth-in-a-Day arch.
Once the team agrees on the treatment plan, you will receive a quote for the total cost of the implant procedure, including your post-operative check-ups and all the necessary components for a successful implant. Your team will also discuss payment plans and financing options, as we believe that cost should never be a barrier to your dream smile.
Before Your Procedure
The second step is to undergo a complete oral examination. This step is much like a typical check-up but features the addition of a prosthesis mold. Your dental team may take molds of your teeth and gums to begin shaping your temporary post-op dentures.
During Your Procedure
Typically, the first procedure is to remove existing natural teeth that are no longer healthy. In some cases, your dentist may place the implant roots on the same day as the extraction. In other cases, clients will need to fully heal before placing the implants.
The second procedure is placing the implants in the strongest locations along the arch. The surgeon will place titanium posts and healing caps that will become the new roots and anchors for your fixed dental appliance. After this procedure, clients will be able to wear a temporary denture until the posts have fully bonded with the bone in their jaw. Clients will typically follow a soft-food diet to help prevent damage to the healing caps and posts while they bond with the bone for structural integrity.
Check-ups and Final Placements
Each patient will have a series of post-operative check-ups and exams that allow your dental team to check your healing and bonding progress.
Once the natural bone bonds fully with the implanted titanium, your team will place abutment caps which hold the final dental appliance in place. Finally, the dental team will attach the final fixed or removable denture prosthetic.
Now that the implant procedure is complete, you can smile, eat, and enjoy your restored smile.
Are you ready to get your smile back?
Call Teeth Today Implant Center at (818) 571-3851 today!