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The 6 Steps of Dental Implant Placement

A first evaluation meeting takes place in a denturologist’s clinic. This tour is free and allows you to talk about your needs. The denturologist then makes an oral examination to assess the condition of your gums and the bones of your jaws. It determines how dental implant placement can improve your oral health and meet the needs you have expressed. Also, he does a medical journal with you to know your overall health.

A Free Evaluation Meeting with the Denturologist

A first evaluation meeting takes place in a denturologist’s clinic. This tour is free and allows you to talk about your needs. The denturologist then makes an oral examination to assess the condition of your gums and the bones of your jaws. It determines how dental implant placement can improve your oral health and meet the needs you have expressed. Also, he does a medical journal with you to know your overall health. 

An Examination with the Chosen Dentist

The denturologist offers you a choice of dental surgeons specializing in the placement of dental implants that collaborate with him. Once selected, the dentist becomes aware of the established treatment plan and validates the procedure. Then he can proceed to the placement of dental implants.

If this is necessary in your case, the dentist performs a bone graft or remodeling of the jaw bone or gums. Depending on their nature, these treatments can be done a few months before the placement of dental implants or at the same time.

All these elements are presented to you at your first visit.

The Placement of Dental Implants Without Pain

The dentist places titanium dental implants, which are like roots in the bone and gum where the missing teeth are placed. It is about an hour of surgery, with local anesthesia and antibiotic medication. Sedation can also be given to make the intervention more peaceful if you are stressed. Healing time is necessary before affixing dentures to implants, whether fixed or removable. They are installed about three months after the placement of the implants when the surgery is perfectly cured.

Follow-ups with the Denturologist

Three days after the dental implant placement, your denturologist makes sure of your comfort and, if necessary, makes adjustments.

Most importantly, the denturologist answers your questions. For example, “Is it normal that it makes a bump? That there are stitches left? And the answers are reassuring: “Yes, the bumps are normal as well as the whitish lesions between the stitches. Painful gums are also normal during the process. What is not, they are implants that hurt, feelings of burning, neuralgia.

Two Other Meetings with the Dentist

A second visit to the dentist is one month after the placement of the dental implants. He then checks your condition and the good progress of the healing of your gums. Then, during a third visit, an X-ray of the implants is carried out to confirm its solidity and to allow the perfect fit of the prostheses to come.

The Installation of Dental Prostheses, Fixed or Removable

Finally, here is the final step of your treatment. 5 months after the implant surgery, and after several measurements for a very precise fit, the denturologist installs the prostheses he has made for you. Periodically, your denturologist will review your dentures to ensure they fit properly. The process of implanting dental implants is well framed, with a well-defined and very reliable protocol. Nothing is left to chance. It uses the latest knowledge of dental health and all the expertise of the denturologist and the dentist.

Contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky

If you have any additional questions about dental implant placements or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky, our periodontist in Denver & Centennial, CO today.

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