Dental implants are a common procedure but many people do not understand the complete process. It is important to have the complete and correct information so you can make an informed decision. Here are the steps you need to take when visiting Dr. Kamel in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Consultations and Impressions
If you need a restoration, a consultation with one of our dental experts will be required. The whole process will be reviewed in detail during this meeting, and you’ll be told how your smile will be affected. If you are a good candidate for dental implants, impressions of your teeth will be taken so the implant can be designed to fit your smile.
Our specialist will surgically insert the dental implant within your jaw bone, using the best technology available. Since this is surgery, you can choose to be provided with an anesthetic in advance of the procedure. Implants have an extremely high rate of success, so there is little to worry about.
You may feel some discomfort in the first few days following the procedure, but our doctor will give you thorough instructions on how to cope with any pain. You will need to visit our office for a follow-up appointment in about six weeks to make sure the healing process is going smoothly. We will also schedule another appointment at the 12-week mark.
Abutment and Crown Placement
Once the implant has fused with the bone, you can get an abutment and a crown is placed on top of the implant. We may need to impressions again to ensure your crown looks natural when you smile. Your abutment and the permanent crown will be placed in your mouth at your final appointment.
To get started on your dental implant journey, give us a call. Dr. Kamel and our staff will assist you in getting all the necessary information needed in order to begin the process.