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Are you new to dental implants? Löberg Professional Dental Corporation understands that the process might inspire anxiety at first.
Namely, those considering implants want to know about the level of pain connected to actual placement of the implant. Rest assured Dr. Löberg has the science, knowledge, and technology to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. Since the actual implant is often the biggest source of concern (and confusion) for patients, it’s important to know exactly how the mouth is prepared for treatment and the steps that go into this stage of the process.
Variations depend primarily on the amount of bone loss you may have experienced. If you have been missing teeth for some time, Dr. Löberg may need to transplant bone from one part of your body to the jaw to build it up. Think of this bone as the foundation. If this foundation has started to erode, he’ll build it back up again so the implant and its crown will function as designed. After the jawbone heals or if there is already enough bone to support the implant and tooth, you’re ready for the artificial “root” to be implanted. The implant is a very small cylinder made from titanium, which is biocompatible, durable, and lightweight.
Titanium alloys are also considered one of the few materials that match the requirements for implantation in the human body. Titanium has been used as an implant in the knees and hips to replace joints, and in pacemaker cases and defibrillators. Titanium’s history of successful applications and uses is well documented
With time, the implant will fuse to your jawbone as part of a natural process known as osseointegration.
Dr. Löberg’s implant team will then place a connecting piece (abutment) to join the implant and the dental crown. While your bone and implant are growing together, you will be fitted with a temporary crown for cosmetic purposes and protection.
Many dental practices offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation, but Dr. Löberg has passed rigorous training to offer IV sedation. If pain is a concern, he will discuss sedatives for a stress-free experience. Versatility of options is also beneficial for those patients who may have contraindications due to existing medical problems and drugs taken for those conditions.
Call 949.586.1930, to discover how painless dental implants can be.