Our dental implant dentist, Dr. Blevins, uses the latest dental technology to accurately place your dental implants and improve your smile. Below is a breakdown of our dental implant process so you’ll know what to expect before your procedure.
The first step toward getting dental implants is an evaluation with Dr. Blevins. Once he reviews your 3D scan images, he will establish whether you are a good candidate for implants or if you will first require a bone grafting procedure. Using advanced computer software, Dr. Blevins will thoroughly explain the implant procedure and answer any questions or concerns regarding dental implant treatment.
Next, Dr. Blevins will use surgical guide.software to virtually plan your dental implant surgery. This revolutionary system allows him to use the 3D images of your mouth to plan every step of the procedure, whether you need one implant or multiple. With this information, he will determine the precise placement of your dental implants and create a
On the day of surgery, our dental implant dentist will use the surgical guide to drill to the proper depths and angles so the implants are accurate. The guide takes the guesswork out of dental implant surgery and shortens the treatment time.
Once preparation is complete, Dr. Blevins will place the dental implants and confirm the fixation with an Osstell meter. Patients experience little to no postoperative discomfort thanks to these advances in technology.
After your dental implant procedure is finished, Dr. Blevins will go over your post-op instructions. In most cases, an immediate temporary crown will be placed on the dental implant.
Depending on the quality of bone, the dental implant will need three to six months to fully heal and integrate with the jaw bone. Once the implant is fully healed, we will use the Osstell meter once more to confirmand secure your new replacement teeth.