Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
The first step is the initial consult. During this visit we will conduct a thorough examine of your teeth and mouth. We will review your dental and medical history to ensure that dental implants are appropriate for your dental treatment.
If you do not already have a panoramic x-ray of your jawbone we will take the x-ray and evaluate your jawbone for implant placement. In certain cases more sophisticated radiographic studies such as CT scans are introduced into the treatment planning phases. This information will allow us to create a comprehensive treatment plan to meet your dental needs.
After the implant is allowed to bond with the bone over a 3-6 month period of time (depending on location – upper/lower jaw). The implant is checked to verify the integration or that bonding has occurred.
You then return to your restorative dentist to have the final restoration made for your implant. This may be a single crown or a full arch restoration.
The procedure is much the same for a single implant. Dr. Barsamian will decide how many implants are needed to accomplish the dental outcome you are wishing to achieve.
In the case of multiple implants the appliance used to restore your teeth may be removable or fixed. This is determined during the planning stages prior to the surgical placement of the implant. The procedure to place the implants remains the same. This is coordinated with your restorative dentist by Dr. Barsamian.