How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implant surgery is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and your dentist. All cases are coordinated with the restorative dentist (your dentist). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) have extensive experience with implant procedures. Dental implants are placed into the bone of the jaws following preparation of the site.
Surgeons perform the actual dental implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. Your dentist fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist also will make any temporary prosthesis, if one is needed, during the implant process.
Our dental implants Wichita surgeons utilize the most advanced implant surface technology to limit the healing time required for the bone to bond to the implant. This technology is expensive, but the result is your ability to complete your dental restorations much sooner than in the past. Most patients are ready to begin working with their restorative dentist in six weeks.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. To assure that the implant-bone bond is complete, our surgeons perform an examination and test the implant prior to authorizing dental implant restoration by your dentist.
Is Dental Implant Surgery Right for Me?
The condition and health of your jaw is one of the most important factors in being a good candidate for dental implants. You will have a consultation and examination by dental implant Wichita surgeons to see if your mouth and jaw are in the right condition. If not, there are procedures including bone grafting that surgeons can perform to get you where you need to be for dental implants surgery.
What Types of Anesthesia Are Used?
We perform most of our dental implants with local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia. Hospitalization is usually not required.