Beyond the Gaps: Surgical Excellence in Dental Implantation

Dental implants are trending and popular restorations for missing teeth since they are long-lasting offering permanent solutions. You can lose teeth due to several reasons like decay, gum disease, or trauma, that can negatively impact your oral health. 

Dental implants offered at the dental clinic in San Jose can replace missing teeth and help maintain oral health, restoring function, and enhancing overall quality of life.

An insight into dental implants

Dental implants are modern oral devices that are surgically embedded into the jawbone to mimic your missing tooth roots. These prosthetics are often made up of biocompatible material (titanium alloys) that are readily accepted by your body without any allergies or complications. They are available in the form of screw-like posts, which enable them to insert themselves firmly and fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. 

How is a dental implant inserted?

Here is a detailed description of the procedure involved in the insertion of dental implants. 

  • Initial consultation
    1. Your dentist will first evaluate your oral cavity and the edentulous space. 
    2. Several full-mouth X-rays will be taken to assess your bone health.
    3. Your dentist will plan your treatment according to your goals and expectations.
  • Preparation
    1. Once the required bone assessment is made, your dentist will check if you need any additional treatments such as tooth extractions or bone grafting, before the implant surgery.
  • Implant placement
    1. You will receive local anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort during the procedure. 
    2. The dentist will then make a gum incision to raise a flap to expose the jawbone.
    3. The dentist will then proceed by creating a small hole in the bone for the implant placement.
    4. The implant will be inserted and the gum tissues will be sutured to close the incision.
  • Placement of the abutment 
    • Once the implant is fully integrated with the jawbone your dentist will perform a second minor surgery to attach the abutment to the implant.
What is an abutment?

An abutment is a connector between the implant and the replacement tooth.

  • Placing the replacement tooth
    • The final restorations are attached to the abutments using dental cement or screws. 

Bottom line

Dental implant surgery is a highly effective and reliable method to replace missing teeth permanently. These revolutionary prostheses restore oral functions and aesthetics, improving your quality of life. With proper planning, skilled execution, and good post-procedure care dental implants can be durable and long-lasting.