The Dental Implants Timeline: What to Expect Throughout Treatment
The standard dental implants timeline at our New York practice includes your initial consultation, assessment, surgery, healing period, and restoration attachment, which take place in individual and defined stages. This timeline will vary from patient to patient, and extra steps may be necessary to prepare you for dental implants. Although dental implant treatment requires an investment in time, patients feel it is well worth it due to the superior aesthetic and oral health benefits that dental implants provide. Because these tiny titanium posts are embedded directly in the jawbone, they provide unmatched strength and durability. At Tischler & Patch Dental, you can obtain all your dental implant treatment steps under one roof, and our highly accomplished doctors are here to support you all along the way. To schedule an appointment, contact our friendly staff today.
Your consultation is an important aspect of your treatment. If you are a candidate for dental implant treatment, Dr. Tischler will take the time to explain the implant procedure and what to expect along the way. This is also the time to discuss your health history so that we can understand and begin planning for potential complications or additional services you may require. You will also have the chance to tour our world-class facility and meet additional members of our team.
An in-depth assessment is vital to the success of your implant treatment. This rigorous planning phase allows Dr. Tischler to determine the scope of your treatment, the type of dental implant, and the appropriate restoration for your unique case. It will also determine whether you will require bone grafting prior to implant surgery. During this time, Dr. Tischler will create 3-D images with a cone beam computer tomography scanner (CBCT). This incredibly advanced tool will allow us to use a computer-guided system for optimal placement of your dental implants. We will also take impressions for our dental lab to custom-craft your prosthesis.
Your procedure will be meticulously planned well before the day of your surgery. Given our unparalleled experience and expertise, you can rest assured that your operation will run smoothly and efficiently. We will also offer sedation dentistry, if needed, to ensure your comfort. Dental implant surgery involves the insertion of small titanium posts into your jawbone. Dr. Tischler will perform another CT scan to make sure that your implants are properly placed. Then he will affix a temporary restoration for you to wear while your implants heal and fuse with your jawbone.
The healing period lasts for several months, and it is highly dependent upon each patient’s individual case. For example, patients who had a bone graft prior to surgery may need additional time to heal. Dr. Tischler will give you very specific post-operative instructions and guidelines to make your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible. Most patients find that recovery is easier than they expected. If you experience any difficulties, our team is available to address them and help you through the process.
Attaching the Restoration
This step takes place after your implants have fully integrated with your jawbone tissue and any needed abutments have been placed. At that time, they are ready to be affixed with an implant-supported denture, crown, or bridge. We offer a variety of fixed and removable implant-supported restorations so that your new smile will look great, function well, and complement your lifestyle. After Dr. Tischler attaches your restoration, he will make sure it fits properly and that you understand how to care for it.
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Once the timeline for your dental implants is complete, you will have a fully functional, natural-looking smile you can enjoy. After recovery, it is important to maintain excellent dental hygiene and regular dental checkups. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. To learn more about dental implant treatment, or to schedule a consultation, get in touch with us today.