In our last blog, we discussed the first step to placing a dental implant. After the implant is placed it usually takes up to four months, but it can be as long as six, for it to fuse with the bone and be ready for the next procedure. Today we will explain what you can expect during visit #2.
After the implant has osseointegrated (permanently fused) with the surrounding bone it is time to place the implant abutment. This requires a very minor surgery. First, you will be given a local anesthesia. After it takes effect, your dentist will make a small cut in your gum to expose the implant. The protective screw, or healing cap, that was screwed onto the implant at the time of placement will be removed and replaced with an implant abutment. The abutment is a small post which the final restoration will be adhered to. The abutment is screwed into the implant post and the final dental crown, bridge, or denture is cemented over the abutment.
Implant treatments have an over 90 percent success rate. This is owed to the process of osseointegration, the physical fusing of the jawbone with the titanium implant post. This makes the post a permanent part of your oral anatomy, and also provides the same strength and stability as your natural teeth. Dental implants are also the only treatment that reestablishes your tooth root which stimulates the flow of nutrient-rich blood to your jawbone keeping it strong and healthy.
Call Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, Today!
At Just Wright Dental Surgery Center, our priority is ensuring that every visit is a comfortable and friendly experience, and that all of our patients understand every stage of their diagnosis, planning, and treatment. With extensive experience in placing, restoring, and maintaining dental implants, Dr. Wright and our team can walk you through every stage of the dental implant process. We also specialize in helping patients with medical considerations that can affect their oral and overall health, such as cancer, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and recovery from drug addiction. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team by calling our dental implant office in Waxahachie, TX, today at (903) 225-2221.