Dental implant is one of the best options available for single tooth missing when compared to a partial denture or a bridge. It is a simple procedure which can be undertaken in the dental chair under local anaesthetic.
The advantages of replacing with a single tooth dental implant are:
- No removable appliance
- No damage to adjacent teeth
- Can usually be placed in few sittings.
Ballarat Dentist Single Tooth Placement steps
Please note there will be variation in appointments and procedures from patient to patient, and it is done on individual needs.
Appointment one with Ballarat Dentist
Medical and dental history is discussed with the dentist. A periapical x-ray is taken as a preliminary tool to determine whether an implant can be placed. Patients are referred for 3D scans.
Appointment two with Ballarat Dentist
3D scans are discussed with the patient. The costs and timing of the procedure is discussed with the patient. Impressions of the upper and lower teeth are taken. The whole procedure is discussed by showing video and visual aids. An appointment is booked for dental implant placement.
Appointment three with Ballarat Dentist
Surgical phase, local anesthetics are given and a small cut is placed in the gum. A pilot hole is placed using a small round drill, then varying lengths of the drills are used to adjust width and length of the area, then the dental implant is placed.
If necessary, bone grafting may also be used. If possible a temporary tooth will be placed. The gums are then sutured up. Antibiotics and pain killers are prescribed.
Appointment four with Ballarat Dentist
On 3rd day after placement of the dental implant, the patient is reviewed by the dentist to check for any infection, swelling and pain.
Appointment five with Ballarat Dentist
Usually after 6 to 8 weeks, a small cut is made and the healing cap is exposed, the dental implant is checked to see that it had bonded to the bone. The dental implant is exposed and left for a further two weeks.
Appointment six with Ballarat Dentist
Impressions are taken and sent to the lab to make a dental crown.
Appointment seven with Ballarat Dentist
The dental crown is attached to the dental implant. The dentist will discuss with the patient to educate how to take care of the dental implant. Good oral hygiene which includes regular dental checkups, eating habits will aid in the life of your dental implant.
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