How to Choose an Implant Dentist
The dentist you select to perform your dental implants surgery should have proven expertise in implantology. We have compiled valuable guidelines for choosing a dentist capable of providing you with the maximum benefits of this life-changing procedure. As with any product or service, an educated consumer always stands to benefit the most.
Considerable planning goes into the surgical placement of dental implants. Which is why we use the safest techniques and latest technology to provide the utmost safety and satisfaction. The surgery is completed as an outpatient procedure. We will provide detailed instructions to help you heal properly.
Your initial consultation is an essential part of the planning process for your dental implant placement. In addition to discussing your unique needs and goals, we will review your medical history. We will also take detailed digital images of your jaw and facial structure so that we can create a personalized surgical plan for you.
The Surgical Phase
The surgical placement of your implants is performed according to a detailed plan that Dr. Freimuth creates prior to surgery. During surgery, Dr. Freimuth will create incisions within your gum line, place your dental implants within your jaw, and close your incisions to facilitate healing. We will take every measure to make the procedure safe and comfortable for you.
The Healing Phase
In the weeks following your surgery, the incisions in your gums will heal. Over the next few months, your jaw will begin to osseointegrate, or fuse, with your dental implants. This process is important to the overall success of your implants. We will provide you with explicit instructions for facilitating proper healing.
The Restoration Phase
At ProSmile, we offer high-quality, fully customized restorations to restore your health, comfort, and confidence. We recognize that your functional and aesthetic goals are unique, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals with a carefully crafted restoration that fits beautifully within your smile.
How to Care for Implants
Your daily dental hygiene routine is essential to your overall oral health, and allows you to experience the maximum benefits of dental implants. At ProSmile, we will help you learn proper techniques for brushing and flossing so you can maintain a healthy foundation for your implants and restorations.
The cost of dental implants varies depending on a several factors, including the number and type of implants you receive and the type of restoration used. Our team can help you understand what your treatment will cost, and explain how our financing options can make this treatment affordable.
We offer oral conscious sedation which involves taking a pill in order to achieve a state of twilight sleep before surgery. Patients remain conscious, but achieve deep relaxation, and usually have no memory of surgery afterward. Patients also have the option of nitrous oxide. During your consultation, we can determine which kind of sedation is best for your needs.
Benefits of Implants
Dental implants provide both aesthetic and health benefits. They allow you to chew a variety of foods, and prevent jaw bone atrophy. They also prevent natural teeth from shifting into the gap left by missing teeth. Because ProSmile provides fully customized restorations made of the highest quality materials, you’ll receive years and years of beautiful, confident, healthy smiles.
Cutting Edge Technologoy
ProSmile utilizes the latest advancements in dental technology, including CT scanning, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), to plan implant placement and create restorations. This technology has proven to be reliable and efficient in making restorations with more consistent results, that you’ll see that in our restorations. Our on-site laboratory technicians are continually improving their skills through education courses, adding to their expertise and knowledge.
As with any surgery, placing dental implants carries some risk. These risks, which include implant failure, improper placement, nerve damage and infection, are minimized when you trust your care to a skilled surgeon. The team at ProSmile meets the highest safety standards so you can feel confident that your surgery will be a success.
The standard timeline for dental implant treatment is completed over several months and includes: initial consultation, surgery, healing period, abutment placement, and attaching the restoration. This timeline will vary between cases, and some additional steps may be added to prepare patients for implant surgery. At ProSmile, you can undergo all the treatment steps along the dental implant timeline under one roof, with the support and care of our outstanding team.