This Procedure is a team effort between you and Dr. Haynes and does not happen in just a few weeks. Implants take more time to heal but the finished result is worth the wait. Times will also vary depending on the person, implant, and final restoration(s). All cases are situational and will be discussed in detail by Dr. Haynes so that you are fully informed at all times. Please do not hesitate to ask questions we are here to help.
The first appointment is scheduled for Dr. Haynes to do an Implant Work-up. This will consist of implant specific details and measurements, the necessary x-rays, a panoramic and a periapical (both included in the implant cost). This allows her to measure and determine the size and type of implant that will best suit your needs. *You will also be given pre-operation instructions and medications that will need to be followed carefully.
The second appointment is scheduled for the surgical placement of your implant. Dr. Haynes reserves specific afternoons for surgery and does not schedule any other appointments during this time. *Once the implant is placed she will do post operation checks every 4 weeks for approximately 4 months or until the implant has bone regenerated around it.
The following appointment Dr. Haynes will place an abutment on the new implant(s) and take an impression for the final restoration.
The final appointment will be to deliver the final restoration.
(With this procedure will have several visits and times will vary. Please do not hesitate to ask any question you may have. *See implant crown description for more detail.)
Once the bone fuses to the jaw bone, a dental implant can be placed, with greater chances for success. Bone grafting is also used to improve bone deterioration caused by dentures, oral cancer, dental deformities or a tooth extraction.
(This procedure is usually done at the time of a tooth extraction and will take about 30min)
Bone grafting - Tooth loss from various dental conditions may cause the jaw bone to weaken, and the resulting bone loss will lessen the possibility of the patient being able to support a dental implant or other dental appliance. In such a case, a procedure called bone grafting is often used to add bone to the jaw. Bone is placed in the jaw bone to increase its mass.
Extractions - Dr. Haynes goal is to do everything possible to SAVE your natural teeth. The most common tooth extractions are usually wisdom tooth extractions. In some cases, a broken tooth may also need to be extracted, as well as teeth with significant tooth decay that cannot be treated by a root canal. Patients with advanced gum disease may be considered for tooth extractions as well.
Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes. Dr. Haynes will begin by rocking the tooth back and forth, and then rotating it to widen the socket for easier extraction. Because your pain receptors have been numbed, you may sense a dull pressure, but you shouldn't feel any tooth extraction pain. When the tooth is fully detached, she will remove it and cover the exposed gum with a small piece of gauze. Post operation instructions will be given at this time and Dr. Haynes will make sure that the extraction site is stable before allowing you to leave the office. A post operation check will be scheduled for one week to check the healing of extraction site.
*Most teeth that are extracted need to be replaced with an implant, bridge, or removable denture. Missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift, which may change your bite and cause jaw problems.
(This procedure will take about 30-60min)
Implants - A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Implants are used in many ways whether you are replacing a single tooth, several teeth or all of your teeth.
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