Implant Crowns Hanford, CA

Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Your oral surgeon performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. Dr. Bean or Dr. Avila fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. They will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone by your oral surgeon. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, Drs. Bean or Avila designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Bean or Avila can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The implant crowns are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

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