Your process for getting Dental Implants is dependent on your treatment plan. Implants can be done in as short as 1 visit but can also span across many weeks. At The Dentists at Greenway, we will take our time to explain your treatment plan to you and answer any questions about what is happening based on our years of experience.
We Start with an Exam & X-Ray
Typically we start with an exam and x-ray to determine where we will be placing the implant and also if you are a good candidate for implants. If we determine that you are a good candidate then we schedule a time to surgically place the implant into your jawbone. We will prescribe pain medicine after the procedure is complete so you can cope with any swelling and/or pain. One of our experienced doctors will advice you what foods and activities to stay away from during your recovery period.
What happens after the surgical procedure?
It take a few months for the implant to function and feel like a natural tooth. This is due to the time it takes for your jawbone and tissues to grow around the implant which stabilize and strengthen it. We place a temporary tooth on the implant during this time period and once the implant has stabilized we replace that temporary tooth with a permanent one.
What about the replacement tooth that goes on the implant?
We make sure to go the extra mile to make sure the permanent replacement tooth is similar in shape and color to the rest of your teeth. We use the highest quality labs to ensure that every implant recipient is happy and looks amazing.