Dr. Titensor uses the three As when dental implants are needed for strong, more permanent tooth replacement.
After Dr. Titensor and you determine dental implants, also known as oral implants, are right for you, stay where you are! Dr. Titensor does not have to refer you to a peridontist or a prosthodontist. One of the benefits of visiting Dental Implants Dallas Fort Worth is that we address all your dental needs.
For dental or oral implant procedures, Dr. Titensor uses a three-step process: assessing, anchoring, and attaching.
When assessing the fittings for your implants, Dr. Titensor or his hygienists normally perform several x-rays, and in some cases, a CT scan to check the quality of the bone surrounding the missing tooth for any abnormalities prior to proceeding with the dental treatment.
If evaluation of the x-rays or CT scan indicates you have insufficient bone material to accommodate the implant, Dr. Titensor will perform a bone graft to create a better environment for placement of the dental implant.
Dr. Titensor performs the dental implant procedures with you resting comfortably under a local anesthetic. However, if you are extremely anxious, we offer sedation dentistry: laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, or IV sedation. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your dental implant procedure.
Once the preliminary procedures are completed, Dr. Titensor cuts and lifts the gum area for the dental implant and drills a hole into the jawbone at the exact location of the intended dental implant.
Once Dr. Titensor drills the hole, he fits a titanium oral implant or screw into the pre-drilled hole and stitches the gum over the implant. Typically, he removes the stitches after 7-14 days.
The dental implant remains in place to heal and to integrate with the surrounding bone. The healing process takes three to six months.
After the healing period, Dr. Titensor lifts the gum and screws a dental abutment, known as a post, down into the implant. He then attaches a temporary crown to the post.
Four to six weeks later, when the surrounding gum tissue has matured, Dr. Titensor affixes your custom-made artificial tooth. The result is a secure, attractive, replacement tooth or set of teeth designed to function as effectively as your natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure requires multiple visits to Dental Implants Dallas Fort Worth, but once you consider the result – your improved smile – you will decide that it was time well spent.