What to Expect From Implant Dentistry
Lansdale, Harleysville, and Souderton, Pennsylvania
Getting a new dental implant is an intricate process that takes patience and preparation. When you choose Towamencin Dentistry as your Lansdale dental implant provider, you can trust that our cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephen Sulzbach will take good care of you throughout the whole dental implant process and make sure you know just what to expect.
If you would like to get more information on your tooth replacement options, including the benefits of implants, Dr. Sulzbach offers free cosmetic dentistry consultations. During this visit, you will talk to our team about your dental health history and current dental issues. We will answer your questions about the dental implant process and describe each state in detail. A new implant can take from three to nine months depending on your healing and bone growth times, but we assure you the results will be well worth your time.
Steps of a Guided Placement Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Sulzbach first runs a CT scan to get a very unique, multi-dimensional view of your jaw bone height. This allows him to assess bone quality before the surgery day, an advantage that works very well in the planning of the implant. Dr. Sulzbach then prepares your jaw bone for implantation.
The CAD/CAM technology Dr. Sulzbach uses in the guided placement method allows a quicker, more comfortable experience with a quicker recovery. This virtual treatment planning technology allows Dr. Sulzbach to view the jawbone from many perspectives, so he can be incredibly precise with the placement of the implant. The implant can be targeted with pinpoint accuracy (within .1mm) to the optimal position for strength and integrity of the implant. This state-of-the-art system offers us the opportunity to map out your treatment with no surprises, a true benefit that is not offered by many dentists who currently practice freehand dental implants.
Using this guided placement technology, Dr. Sulzbach finds the perfect spot where he makes a small hole in the bone and sets a titanium screw in place. A protective cover is placed over the screw and the site is allowed to heal. After the fixture fuses with the jaw bone, a process called osseointegration, a temporary crown is set in place. When the gums grow back sufficiently, the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.
Get accurate, detailed information about dental implants when you visit Towamencin Dentistry for your free tooth replacement consultation. Our talented Lansdale cosmetic dentist Dr. Sulzbach would be happy to explain your options and help you choose a suitable smile enhancement solution.
To schedule your free dental implant consultation with Dr. Sulzbach, please contact Towamencin Dentistry today.