A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, typically a titanium appliance, that is placed into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge or denture to restore multiple missing teeth. Dental implants last longer than alternatives like bridges and dentures, and they look more natural, too.
What are the steps for getting Dental Implants?
The initial step is to meet with Dr. Bonilla for a consultation. At this consultation, the doctor and you will determine your needs, assess your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss treatment options in order to create a customized treatment plan just for you. We’ll also discuss costs, financing options if necessary, and timing.
If you decide that Dental Implants are right for you and would like to proceed, next is a pre-procedure exam with Dr. Bonilla. This exam involves an X-ray and may include taking models of your teeth to determine the ideal treatment for your condition. This exam can usually be completed in less than an hour. Once completed, you are ready to schedule your surgery with an oral surgeon recommended by Dr. Bonilla.
Following your surgery, there is a recovery period where the implants will need to heal and fully integrate with your bone and tissue before Dr. Bonilla can connect the permanent bridges or dentures. It will usually take 3-6 months for the adjustment to be complete.
Who typically gets Dental Implants?
Those likely to benefit from Dental Implants include people who have been experiencing problems with conventional dentures or simply people who have lost as much as a single tooth. Implants make life easier for those that have been finding it difficult to chew and enjoy meals and they can slow down the process of tissue and bone loss in the jaw. What’s more is that Dental Implants can even provide a more youthful appearance due to the way they give your facial structure a lift. Furthermore, they will help you to speak more clearly.
What are the specifics for Teeth-in-a-Day Dental Implants?
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved six or more dental implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. This approach typically requires a patient would often be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year.
This is not true with Dr. Bonilla. There are new and better techniques. You may have seen or investigated a few of the these new techniques which are promoted under such brand names as: “All-on-Four®”, Clear Choice®, “Teeth In A Day“, “Teeth in an Hour“, “Dental Implants in One Day“, “Teeth In One Day“, “Teeth In One Visit“, and many other one-day implant treatment offerings of a full arch of replacement teeth.
Dr. Bonilla offers a wide range of dental implants solutions, including the popular All-on-4 procedure.