Dental implants in Orange Park have been around for many years, but you may still have questions about the process for placing them. We hope we can clear things up for you! Please check out the above video, where Dr. Nawrocki, an experienced implant dentist, gives a brief overview of how we plan for and place these marvelous little tooth replacements. Then, you can read the rest of this post to discover more details on how you can expect your implant journey to proceed.
The Planning Stage
Getting your teeth replaced begins with a consultation with a qualified implant dentist in Orange Park. They’ll ask you some questions about your health and your daily habits, and they’ll make a thorough examination of your mouth. Based on their findings, they’ll let you know:
- Whether you are a good candidate for dental implants
- If you have any risk factors that could affect your implants’ chance for success
- How many implants you may need
- Whether you need a bone graft before you can receive implants
- What you can expect before, during, and after your implant placement surgery
- Other facts that may have a bearing on your route to a restored smile
The Placement Stage
Once your mouth is ready to receive implants, you’ll undergo the placement surgery. The dentist will make a small incision in your gums and carefully insert the implant into your jawbone. You shouldn’t feel anything during the procedure, but you may be a bit sore afterward. Don’t worry — many patients have commented that the entire process was much easier than they expected.
After the implants are in place, it’s time to settle in and wait. It’s important that the implants have enough time to osseointegrate — that is, they need to be able to form a strong bond with your jawbone so your new teeth have the sturdiest base possible. This process usually takes a few months.
The Restoration Stage
After the implants have bonded with your body, it’s time for you to become the proud owner of a brand-new smile. Depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced, you may receive an implant-retained crown, bridge, or denture. Each restoration will be custom-made for your mouth so you end up with a natural-looking, strong set of teeth that provides you with a comfortable bite.
It might take you some time to get used to your new teeth, but once you do, you may even forget that you have implants! Taking care of them is easy, requiring simply that you stick excellent oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for checkups. If you commit yourself to maintaining your implants and their accompanying restorations, you could very well enjoy them for the rest of your life!
If you decide to get dental implants, you have an exciting journey ahead of you. To learn more about the steps you need to take to enjoy the best tooth replacement method available, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a local implant expert.
About the Dentist
Dr. Matthew Nawrocki has undergone extensive training in implant placement and restoration. He takes great pride in helping patients to regain the smiles that they’ve been missing. If you would like to talk to him about how you can enjoy all the benefits that implants have to offer, please contact our office at 904-272-1588.