Dental Implant Process
At Smiles by Saby, Dr. Sandhu has earned a reputation for delivering consistently impressive dental implants results. There are three main steps to the dental implants process at our Red Deer practice: oral surgery for implantation, healing and recovery, and the application of natural-looking replacement teeth. Read on to learn more about the dental implants process, then contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu and learn whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implant Surgery
Once you have met with Dr. Sandhu and you have determined that dental implants are the right tooth restoration option for you, your dental implants surgery will be scheduled. During this procedure, Dr. Sandhu will make small incisions in your gums to expose the jawbone. Next, he will use a special drill to prepare the bone for the artificial tooth roots and screw the small titanium posts into place. Your gums will be closed with stitches and you will be fitted with temporary replacement teeth for the recovery period.
Recovery after Dental Implants
The process of recovery after dental implants surgery is crucial, because it is during this time that osseointegration occurs, when the artificial tooth roots become fused to your jawbone. Osseointegration may take up to 6 months, and creates a strong foundation to support your new replacement teeth. During this time, it is very important that you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and avoid foods that are difficult to chew or that will place undue pressure on your healing dental implants. Dr. Sandhu or another member of our dental implants team in Red Deer will give you specific instructions on how to proceed during the dental implants recovery period, and we are always available to answer any questions our patients may have about the dental implants process.
Natural-Looking Replacement Teeth
Once osseointegration and dental implants recovery is complete, you will return to Dr. Sandhu’s Red Deer offices to have your natural-looking replacement tooth or teeth fitted over the top of your dental implants. Dr. Sandhu works with a premier dental laboratory specially equipped to create replacement teeth that will match your existing teeth so closely that they are virtually indistinguishable. Dr. Sandhu will install your new teeth then polish them to a healthy sheen, so you will leave this appointment with a strong, beautiful smile that will last for many years to come.
Learn More about Dental Implants in Red Deer
Though the dental implants process takes up to six months, Dr. Sandhu’s dental implants patients in the Red Deer, AB area find that the investment of their time is well worthwhile when they see the beautiful results upon which he has built his impressive reputation. To begin the process with a dental implants consultation, we encourage you to contact Dr. Sandhu.