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Your Guide to the Step-by-Step Process of Getting Dental Implants

Making the choice to receive dental implants can be difficult, but understanding the step-by-step procedure can reduce your anxieties and help you know what to anticipate. Here's an overview of what happens throughout the dental implant procedure:

  1. Initial Consultation: The procedure starts with a consultation with your dentist . During this appointment, your dentist will clinically examine your oral health . He may prescribe an OPG (full mouth x-ray)  and some routine blood investigations.  

  2. Treatment Planning: If you are  suitable candidate for for dental implants, your dentist will develop a treatment plan depending on the quality and quantity of bone available. This plan will specify the number of implants needed,  procedures required, cost and the total time.

  3. Implant Placement:The next step is to surgically insert the dental implant into your jawbone. To reduce discomfort, this is usually done with local anaesthesia. The implant serves as a solid foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth.

  4. Healing phase: Following implant placement, a healing phase is required to allow the implant to fuse with the surrounding bone. This might few days to 3-4 months, depending on the individual's healing factors and type of implant placed.

  5. Abutment Placement: After the implant has properly fused with the jawbone, an abutment is connected to it. The abutment connects the implant to the replacement tooth ( crown/cap )

  6. Placement of the Replacement Tooth ( crown/cap ): Finally, a custom-made replacement tooth, known as a dental crown/ cap, is affixed to the abutment. This crown is meant to fit in with your natural teeth, restoring both function and appearance.

Understanding each phase of the dental implant procedure allows you to approach your treatment with confidence and clarity. Remember to follow your dentist's post-operative advice to ensure a smooth recovery and long-term benefits.

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If you're considering replacing your teeth, book an appointment today with Dr. Chopra at and consult with us about if dental implants are an appropriate choice for you. Say welcome to a confident smile and good oral health!

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