The tooth implant procedure is divided into four main stages: the consultation, the implanting, the recovery, and the crown attachment. In the section below you will see a general overview of each step of the procedure, but you can always ask our team for a more detailed explanation of the entire process.
- Consultation – First and foremost, you need to set a consultation with Dr. Stalder and Dr. Phan’s team partner with you for a diagnosis. This diagnosis will involve taking x-rays and impressions of your teeth. The team will then evaluate your case and partner with you to determine what kind of tooth implant procedure best suits you.
- Implanting – Once the initial preparations are done, the team will gently place the titanium implant into the predetermined section(s) of your mouth.
- Recovery – When the dental team has finished placing the new implant you will be given a specific set of healing instructions so that the recovery of your mouth will go as quickly and smoothly as possible. This can take as short as three months or as long as six months, depending on the type and number of procedures done as well as your personal healing ability. While you are in recovery mode, a remarkable process takes place called osseointegration — where your jawbone “fuses” with the dental implant. This results in an exceptionally sturdy base where your new artificial teeth can be placed.
- Restoration – Once the the implant area has fully healed and fused with the supportive jaw tissues a restoration (dental crown, dental bridge, denture, etc) will be placed on the implant. The dental crown may then look and feel so natural that you may forget your new implants and restorations aren’t your natural teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about teeth implants or find out if you’re a good candidate, pick up the phone and contact our Oklahoma City office now!