What to Expect from Dental Implants at Pennington Dental Associates

Dental implants have revolutionized dental care, offering a reliable, long-term solution for missing teeth. Understanding what to expect can ease your concerns and prepare you for a renewed smile if you're considering dental implants. At Pennington Dental Associates, we prioritize your comfort and confidence, guiding you through each step of the dental implant process with expert care and personalized attention.

Initial Consultation and Planning

Your journey begins with a thorough consultation and examination. During this visit, our dental specialists will evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your goals and expectations. Advanced imaging techniques, such as 3D scans and X-rays, may be used to assess your jawbone structure and plan the precise placement of the implants.

Implant Placement Procedure

Once the treatment plan is finalized, the next step is the implant placement procedure. This involves surgically inserting titanium posts into the jawbone, which are artificial tooth roots. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort. Depending on your specific case, additional procedures like bone grafting may be necessary to ensure a strong implant foundation.

Healing and Osseointegration

After the implants are placed, a crucial healing period follows. During this time, osseointegration occurs, where the implants fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable and durable foundation for the artificial teeth. This process can take several months, during which temporary restorations may be provided to maintain aesthetics and functionality.

Attaching the Abutment and Crown

Once osseointegration is complete, the next phase involves attaching the abutment and custom-made crown to the implant. The abutment acts as a connector between the implant and the crown, designed to match your natural teeth' color, shape, and size. This ensures a seamless and natural-looking result.

Post-Procedure Care and Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance are essential to the longevity and success of your dental implants. Our team will provide detailed instructions on oral hygiene practices, dietary recommendations, and follow-up appointments to ensure your implants remain in excellent condition. Regular dental visits will allow us to promptly monitor your implants and address any concerns.

Support and Resources

At Pennington Dental Associates, we understand that undergoing dental implant treatment is a significant decision. Our supportive team is here to answer your questions, provide reassurance, and offer resources to help you make informed choices about your dental health. We are committed to your satisfaction and well-being from the initial consultation to the final restoration.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

You can schedule a consultation online or call us at (609) 737-0288 for more information about our services. At Pennington Dental Associates, we're here to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

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