After tooth loss, dental implants in Greenfield are a wonderful investment in your oral health that can last a lifetime. The procedure is usually done in multiple phases that are spread out over 3-6 months and provide a big payoff: A beautifully restored smile that looks and feels like your own. And, although the process takes time, our patients are often surprised at how much easier it is than they expected.
Our first step is making sure we understand your needs and goals so we can create the absolute best treatment plan for your smile. Then we’ll use state-of-the-art cone beam technology to take 3D images that help us evaluate your teeth and jaws. We’ll also assess your overall health as well as your gums to ensure the long-term success of your implants.
Finally, we’ll answer any questions you have and discuss any treatment you may need beforehand, such as a bone graft procedure, extractions, or gum therapy. This allows us to give you a tailored estimate of your cost and a more specific timeline of how long your treatment will take.
Here at Advanced Dental Treatment Center, Dr. Blanchard and Dr. Carini provide outstanding care through every part of the implant process, from the initial surgery to the final restoration.
The surgery itself usually takes 1-2 hours per implant, and we’ll begin by ensuring that you're completely numb and comfortable. Then we’ll place a surgical-grade titanium post in your jaw that takes the place of a missing root. Oftentimes, our patients say this is more comfortable than having a tooth removed!
Next, we’ll give you instructions for how to care for the area during the initial healing that takes place over the next several days.
Dental implants in Greenfield provide unmatched strength and stability due to a process called osseointegration in which they fuse with the surrounding jawbone. In most cases, this takes between 3-6 months, during which we’ll put a “healing cap” over the area so you can eat, drink, and function normally.
Then you’ll return so we can attach an abutment to the implant, which is a type of adaptor that connects it to its dental restoration. Depending on your needs, this restoration might be a dental crown or an implant-retained bridge or denture.
Restoring an implant simply refers to completing it with a prosthetic tooth so you can eat, speak, and smile comfortably. The procedure is similar to a restoration for a natural tooth and will be precisely matched in size, shape, and color to the rest of your smile. One of our experienced dentists will make sure that your final result feels incredibly natural and also looks great as well. If you’ve been interested in dental implants and have any other questions, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call!