Once you have made the decision to continue with the dental implant process, we can begin carefully and precisely planning your individual case. Our office features many advanced technologies to better help us give you the expert level of care you deserve. With cone beam CT scanners, we can capture detailed images of your jaw structure, allowing us to digitally plan the precise location of your dental implants. We use these images to create dental implant guides that will direct our doctors to the precise angle, depth and position for your implant surgery. In some cases, we will perform bone grafting or gum disease treatment at this time to get your jaw and health in prime condition.
Providing accurate and comfortable implant surgery is our top priority at National Dental. When it comes time to place your implants, we will offer you sedation options to put your anxiety to rest and prevent you from feeling any discomfort. We have doctors certified to offer IV sedation for the ultimate in relaxation and comfort during surgery. Using the dental implant guides we created during the planning phase, our doctors will precisely place your implants in the ideal location to benefit your smile.
For patients not choosing Teeth Tomorrow, the next step of the process is to restore the implants with a lifelike dental crown. These crowns are custom made to match your smile and will fit perfectly over the dental implant. These dental crowns blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and are strong enough to allow you to eat your favorite foods again without worry.
After your dental implants have been placed, you will need to eat softer foods and avoid food and drinks with extreme temperatures. We recommend not drinking from a straw or smoking for several weeks after surgery. In most cases, you will be prescribed pain management medication, but most patients do not need to use it for very long. Once your dental implants are finalized, you will simply brush and floss them as normal, making sure to receive routine dental hygiene appointments every six months.