Our Dental Implant Process
From advanced technology to sedation dentistry, we’ve designed the dental implant process to be as efficient, accurate, and comfortable as possible. Every stage is customized to your needs and we’ll guide you through each phase of your treatment. Explore the dental implant process at Parkview Dental so you know what to expect.
Your Consultation with Dr. Munro
Visiting Dr. Munro for a consultation is the first step of the dental implant process. This meeting is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about implants, learn about your options, and understand the steps involved in the treatment process. Dr. Munro will speak with you about your tooth replacement goals and how dental implants can help. You’ll leave this appointment with the information you need to decide if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you.
As part of your consultation, Dr. Munro will also examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to better determine your treatment needs. Plus, you can ask any questions you may have at that time.
Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Technology plays a major role in the dental implant process. We use advanced technology to plan and execute your treatment with precision, ultimately improving your outcome. Our iTero intraoral camera lets us take detailed 3D images of your smile that we can manipulate virtually to determine the exact placement of your dental implants. This helps reduce your treatment time so you can enjoy the benefits of a restored smile sooner.
Depending on your specific needs, your treatment may involve the following steps:
Some patients may benefit from a supplemental procedure, designed to prepare the oral structures to support dental implants. These procedures–such as bone grafting to increase the strength of the jawbone and periodontal treatments to eliminate gum disease–help improve the short and long-term outcome of your dental implants.
Once any necessary supplemental treatments are complete, you’ll have your dental implants placed. You may want to consider using one of our sedation dentistry options during your implant procedure to help you relax and remain comfortable. Your restoration–single crown, multi-tooth bridge, or full-arch denture–will be attached either at this appointment or after the healing period.
Healing Period and Final Restoration
The healing process is crucial to the overall success of your dental implants. This is when osseointegration takes place, a process in which the jawbone fuses with the implant to create the foundation for your dental restoration. Dr. Munro will keep an eye on your implant during the healing period and once he determines osseointegration has taken place, he’ll attach your permanent restoration.