Tehachapi dentist, Jose David Sanchez, D.D.S. will evaluate your case from the clinical history, analysis of the oral scenario and with additional examinations deemed necessary. It is important to evaluate each case to find the best solution.
In your visit we will take a 3D CT scan and create a model of your existing teeth to determine the optimal implant position. In some cases, a bone or gum tissue graft will be necessary to create adequate space for the implants.
At your next scheduled appointment, Dr. Sanchez will place the dental implant in your jawbone where your tooth is missing. Although each patient’s experience is unique, most people find they experience less pain and discomfort than they expect, and typically return to work the next day. IV sedation will be used to keep you comfortable. Post-implant surgery discomfort is similar to that of any other dental surgery. It may include swelling, bruising, minor bleeding and/or pain, but most patients usually manage any pain with over-the-counter medications.
Several restrictions on food must be maintained. Anything that requires crushing such as ice, hard candy, hard nuts, or tearing like tough bread, taffy, etc. A daily oral hygiene must be maintained. Patients must visit their doctors every three to four months for regular cleaning and check-up of the restorations and the oral tissues.
Bone implants take six weeks to six months’ time to fuse with the natural bone and proper care should be taken during this period to ensure the success of the surgery. Cleaning the new teeth as per Dr. Sanchez’s recommendation must be done. Regular visits to our Tehachapi dental office are essential so that the health of the soft tissue, bone levels and the integrity of the restoration can be reviewed.