Dental Implant Placement - Scarborough, ON
Learn More About Your Dental Implant Placement
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Scarborough? That is great! You are investing in a solution that can last for a lifetime if you commit to caring for your new smile. The first step in your journey will be the placement of your implant posts. This will involve oral surgery, but there is no need to worry. Dr. Gus Bal has everything you need to know about your dental implant placement.
Planning Your Placement Surgery
Before undergoing your placement surgery, you need a CT scan of your oral structures. This not only ensures you are a candidate for the procedure but also determines if you need additional treatments before having your implant posts placed, like tooth extractions, sinus lifts, or bone grafting. The CT scan is also used to pinpoint the precise location for your implant posts. Dr. Bal will also review your medical and lifestyle history to ensure there are no issues that may negatively impact you during the treatment.
After the groundwork is established for your new smile, you are scheduled for your placement surgery. Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort. Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone. Small holes are strategically drilled into it to allow each post to be placed into your bone. Your gum tissue is sutured closed, so the healing process can begin.
The posts act as tooth roots, stimulating your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This allows your jawbone to fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. This can take several months. Once you are fully healed, you will undergo the abutment and restoration phases of your treatment.
Recovering from Placement Surgery
You will need a friend or loved one to drive you home from your appointment and stay with you until the effects of the sedative completely dissipate. Take any prescribed medications as instructed by your dentist in Scarborough.
It is normal to experience some pain, swelling, and bruising. You can use over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your discomfort. Apply a cold compress to the outside of your face for 10-minute intervals to help alleviate the swelling.
It is best to stick to soft foods for the first few days after your placement surgery. As you reintroduce harder foods, avoid anything that can irritate the healing surgical sites. It is also important to maintain your oral hygiene while you recover but be gentle when cleaning near the sutures.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure; however, complications are uncommon.
Complete Your Smile Today!
Dr. Bal and Bal Dental Centre have been awarded the Best Dental Clinic for 4 consecutive years. You can rest assured your smile is in good hands when choosing us to replace your missing teeth. Our team is specially trained and qualified in implant dentistry to provide successful results.
If you are ready to start your journey to a complete smile, contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.