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How Dental Implants Work

A Convenient Process All Under One Roof

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The dental implant process has revolutionized the act of replacing missing teeth. They offer a stronger, more stable, and longer-lasting solution that rivals traditional procedures such as dentures and fixed bridges. At Summit Boulevard Dental, we’re able to complete the entire procedure under one roof, allowing our patients to enjoy a hassle-free and easy treatment with the same team of highly-skilled professionals that they begin with. Below, we’ve highlighted a basic overview of what it’s like getting dental implants in Reno, but the process is different for everybody. To learn what your timeline will look like, be sure to schedule a consultation with us today!

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

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To start off your procedure, you’ll need to schedule your initial consultation with your implant dentist in Reno. During this appointment, we’ll examine your mouth and take images of your facial structure to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Once we discuss your tooth-replacement options with you and you decide that dental implants in Reno are the best solution, we’ll work on creating your customized treatment timeline.

When we discuss the process with you, we’ll let you know whether you require preparatory procedures including a bone graft or sinus lift before your dental implant surgery can be scheduled. Once those have been completed and you’ve had enough time to properly heal, we’ll continue with the process.

Dental Implant Surgery

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At Summit Boulevard Dental, we will conduct your dental implant surgery under our roof, saving you from needing to visit another specialist that you haven’t worked with before. This makes the entire process more comfortable, convenient, and stress-free, since our trusted dentists will be right by your side the entire time.

To begin the procedure, we’ll administer a local anesthesia so you feel completely numb and comfortable. After making small incisions in your gums, we’ll place the titanium implants underneath and seal the surgical site to help your gums heal.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment 

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For the months following your surgery, your gums will heal around your implants and the posts will naturally fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This ensures that your artificial teeth will have a strong and stable foundation to be attached to, making them last longer.

After you’ve completely healed, we’ll call you in again for the next step of your dental implant process. During this appointment, we’ll attach the abutments, which are small, metal connector pieces, to your implant posts. These will attach your artificial teeth to your mouth.

Placement of Dental Implant Restorations 

The moment you’ve been waiting for since day one is your dental implant restoration placement. Whether you’re getting a dental crown, bridge, or implant-retained denture, all of these are crafted from high-quality, natural-looking dental materials that are built to last. We’ll customize the shape, size, and color of your new teeth so they flawlessly blend with the rest of your smile.

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