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What Is The Process For Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants are popular as a permanent tooth replacement option. If you lose a tooth due to injury or extensive dental decay, implants can give life back to your smile. 

The advantages to implants versus an alternative method such as dentures mean that you can eat and speak naturally with no need for denture adhesive or repair. The only upkeep you need for an implant is to see a dentist on a regular basis to make sure they are in good standing twice per year. 

If you’re generally healthy and Dr. Trevisani determines you are a good candidate for dental implants, Lifetime Teeth Today can schedule the procedure as soon as possible. Dr. Trevisani comes from a long line of physicians and surgeons who are known for their compassion and care. If you would like to reach out for more information about getting dental implants, contact Lifetime Teeth Today in Orlando, Florida. You may be an excellent candidate for dental implants. Learn more about the process here. 

The Initial Surgery 

When you visit our facility for your dental appointment in Orlando, we will begin by preparing the area for surgery. This includes extracting any existing teeth that need to be removed. Once ready, Dr. Trevisani will place the titanium post in your jawline, then suture it shut. We use titanium specifically because this makes it easier to bond with the bone to make the post permanent. 

The Healing Process

Healing from implant surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. Your implant needs time to fuse with the jawbone so it can become stable. The process, called oscillation, can take about six months total to fuse and heal. Dr. Trevisani and his team can give you instructions to make sure the implant remains healthy at this time. This means you may need to steer clear of certain foods to protect the integrity of the site temporarily. 

The Restoration 

Once the area is completely healed, the final part of this treatment is to get the dental restoration placed over the post. During your consultation, Dr. Trevisani will discuss several options with you, then the restoration will then be cemented into place over the post. Our staff will personalize the crown so that it will look and function just like your natural teeth. You are free to chew, bite, and speak as normal. In fact, the crown will be custom colored to look like your other teeth as well. 

Remember, the care doesn’t stop there! Patients who receive implants need to learn how to take care of them with regular brushing and flossing. The experts at Lifetime Teeth Today can show you how. 

Contact Lifetime Teeth Today 

Dental implants are a superior option for tooth replacement if you live in the Orlando, Florida area. At Lifetime Teeth Today, our staff of dental professionals has the knowledge required to make this process as easy and comfortable as possible for you. If you have questions or concerns about implants, feel free to schedule a consultation today so we can address them.