Stage 1: The Consultation
The dental implant process is relatively simple and starts with a call to our office to schedule a consultation. Next, we will inspect your mouth and jawbone. After you and your doctor agree on the best treatment plan for your smile, you will schedule your pre-surgical appointment where necessary X-rays, and models of your teeth will be taken, then a surgical appointment will be arranged to begin the dental implant procedure.
Stage 2: Placing The Fixture
Once your measurements have been taken and all questions have been answered, your doctor will start the installation of the dental implant root piece. This simple oral surgery begins with your doctor making a small incision along the gum line. Local anesthesia is usually administered at this time to prevent any discomfort. Then, the artificial tooth root is inserted directly into your jawbone. Once this part is complete, you will be sent home to heal. It is critical that you avoid chewing on the implant site and keep it clean during this phase.
Stage 3: Attaching The Abutment Piece
After the root of the implant has been properly placed and healed, you will return to have your abutment attached to your implant fixture. An abutment is the piece of the dental implant connecting the artificial root or fixture to the crown (your new artificial tooth). This step also begins the process of creating your artificial tooth. Our doctors take special pride in matching your prosthesis precisely so that it looks and feels just like your other teeth.
Stage 4: Connecting The Crown
After we are satisfied that your artificial tooth perfectly matches your other teeth, one of our skilled doctors will place your crown onto the abutment and your new smile will be beautiful for many years to come!
Because any dentist can place dental implants, it is important to first determine if a specific dental implants provider has sufficient skills and training to place your dental implants. At the very least, your provider should have taken extra training to be proficient in implant treatment. Do not be afraid to ask for education and experience. A skilled and experienced provider will not hesitate to provide their credentials for your review. For more information about how to find a dental implant provider, please read our page on Selecting A Dental Implant Provider.
Dr. Michael Luciani, Dr. Amanika Luciani, and the amazing staff at Clarkson North Dental & Dentistry In The Village are here to answer any questions Mississauga, ON residents may have about dental implants. And now that we have provided details about the placement process, we suggest you take a glance at supplemental procedures for dental implants. Our Dental Implant InfoSite also provides many interesting details about topics like treatment comparisons, candidacy, and payment options. Then, when you have all the information you need to make an informed decision, give us a call for a consultation!
Dr. Michael Luciani
Dentistry in the Village
115 Lakeshore Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1E5