At MajorSmiles.com, Dr. Chuck Majors has earned a reputation for consistently providing our patients with beautiful new smiles using dental implants. The dental implant process is capable of replacing our patients’ missing teeth with beautiful, functional replacements. This process can be broken up into four easy steps, which we will go through now.
The first step on your journey to a new smile with dental implants is the consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Majors will perform a thorough examination to determine if dental implants are the best possible treatment for your needs. At this time, a CT scan will be done to check the quality and quantity of jawbone to determine if you’re ready for dental implants. If done at the same time They will also take this time to answer any additional questions you may have about the implant process.
During the implant procedure, an implant fixture is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. Once in place, the area will then be stitched up so that it can properly heal. At this point, it may be possible to attach an abutment and temporary replacement tooth to your implant fixture. However, it is more common to wait until after the recovery period before anything is attached to your implant fixture.
Once your implant fixture is in place, you will be seen after the first month and the following third month for evaluations, at no additional cost, while your implant fixture can heal. This is the most important part of the implant process because this is when osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is the process where your implant fuses to your jawbone as a natural piece of your oral anatomy. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, which is not recognized as a foreign material in your body.
Once your implant has fully healed and osseointegration has worked its magic, you will return to our practice to have your replacement teeth attached. If the abutment wasn’t placed directly after your implant procedure, it will be attached now. What sets our replacement teeth apart from others is the fact that we custom make them for each and every patient based on scans we take of their remaining natural teeth. This allows us to craft beautiful replacement teeth for our patients that fit in perfectly among their natural teeth. In fact, our replacement teeth look so good that, once in place, no one will even be able to tell the difference between your artificial and natural teeth.
While it is true that the dental implant process might take more time to complete than other teeth restoration treatments, the results possible using dental implants more than makes up for this. If you would like to see the beautiful dental implant results that Dr. Chuck Majors is capable of, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation today. During the consultation, Dr. Majors will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and help you make a decision about your chosen treatment. We look forward to working with you soon!
Dr. Chuck Majors
2606 Osler Blvd
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM (every other)