Implant Treatment Sequence
The implant restoration process starts with an initial consultation with your dentist. Your dentist will complete and thorough examination including x-rays to evaluate your condition and determine the type of replacement teeth that will best meet your treatment goals.
You will be referred to Dr. Omoto for a surgical evaluation following the initial consultation with your dentist. Dr. Omoto will assess the quality and quantity of available bone and determine if implant treatment is appropriate.
3D imagining is generally beneficial to provide a more detailed view of your teeth, the surrounding bone and facial structures.
Dr. Omoto will inform your dentist of the results of your surgical evaluation and a treatment plan will be developed to meet your individual treatment goals.
Surgical implant placement
Implant placement surgery has become routine, easily tolerated procedure. Over a period of several weeks following implant placement the bone remodels around the implants forming a strong biological bond which will become the foundation for your new replacement teeth. This process is termed “integration”.
(insert illustration…implant placed)
Verification of integration
Dr. Omoto will test the implant to verify integration after allowing for an appropriate healing period. Typically, integration occurs in 3-6 months.
Dr. Omoto will refer you back to your restorative dentist when integration has been verified to begin the fabrication of your replacement teeth.
Fabrication of replacement teeth
Abutment: An abutment is a component or, “middle man”, that serves as a connection between the implant and restoration.
(insert illustration – abutment)
Restoration: The abutment is attached to the dental implant. your replacement teeth will be attached to the abutment
(insert illustration – crown attached)