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The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. Generally, the healing process for getting dental implants takes between three to six months and will vary from patient to patient. The overall treatment process from consultation to the final placement of the restoration will take roughly six to ten months, sometimes longer in certain circumstances. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
The first step of the dental implants procedure will be the initial consultation. Dr. Acharya will do a full assessment of your dental health to determine if dental implants would be the right solution for you. Sometimes severe bone loss or gum recession may prevent a patient from getting dental implants. The same is true of some medical conditions. Discuss goals, process, options, thorough overview of the process. Digital photographs, intra-oral, panoramic and/or 3D x-rays are taken in our practice. Molds of your mouth may also be made and studied until the next appointment.
The next step of the dental implants process is surgery, making small incisions into your gums and surgically place the dental implants. During this surgery, the dental implants will be rooted into place in the tooth gap. It’s important that patients follow our guide for post-operative care once the dental implant is in place.
The most crucial step of getting the dental implants is the recovery period. During this 3-6 month period, the implants will integrate directly into the bone becoming one with the gum tissue and bone structure of your mouth, called osseointegration. This will allow the implant to become anchored and improve the stability for dental restorations.
Attachment of Restoration
The teeth may be screwed or cemented into place over custom or prefabricated abutments. Your bite must be balanced carefully. Post-operative x-rays will be taken. Our periodontist and staff will train you on how to maintain your new dental implant It is crucially important that you know your part in the long-term maintenance.
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Welcome To Acharya Periodontics
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Dr. Acharya, board certified in Periodontics and dental implant surgery, can treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. She can offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options specifically suited to patient needs and preferences.
Diagnosis and Management
A thorough examination and accurate, specific diagnosis is the foundation of effective treatment.
Very often, early stages of periodontal disease are effectively treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy.
When necessary, Dr. Acharya and her team can walk you through a surgical treatment plan to restore healthy gums and teeth.
Dental implants are a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting other neighboring teeth.