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Dental Implants

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What are dental implants and should I get them?

Dental implants are a popular restorative dental treatment used to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are designed to look and function like natural teeth, and can provide a long-lasting, permanent solution to tooth loss.

Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges. They are designed to be permanent, so they do not need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance. They also function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Additionally, dental implants can help prevent bone loss and preserve the natural shape of your face and jawline.

Dr. Michael Plonski | Mr. Dentist Hurst

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What to expect during your visit at Mr. Dentist:

  1. Examination: Dr. Plonski will first examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant. He may take X-rays or a CT scan to assess the condition of your jawbone.
  2. Preparation: If you are a good candidate for a dental implant, the dentist will begin by numbing the area with local anesthesia. Next, he will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
  3. Implant Placement: The dentist will then drill a hole into the jawbone and place the implant screw into the hole. The gum tissue will be closed around the implant with sutures, and a temporary abutment may be placed on top of the implant to help guide the healing process.
  4. Osseointegration: Over the next several weeks or months, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. During this time, you will need to be careful not to put too much pressure on the implant to avoid disrupting the healing process.
  5. Placement of Abutment and Crown: Once the implant has fully fused with the jawbone, you will return to the dental office to have the abutment and crown placed. The dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the implant and place the abutment on top of the implant. He will then take an impression of the abutment and surrounding teeth, which will be used to create a custom-made crown.
  6. Post-Procedure: After the abutment and crown have been placed, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort for a few days. Dr. Plonski will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, which may include avoiding certain foods or using special cleaning techniques to care for the implant and crown.
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