The Dental Implant Process
Begin the journey toward a gleaming new smile with a consultation at our Coral Springs dentist’s office. You’ll receive an oral exam during this appointment and discuss your smile goals and medical history with Dr. Santana. Your oral exam will include a thorough check of your gum tissue and jawbone to ensure you have enough space and strength in your jaw to support the implant. Some patients may need supplemental procedures such as bone or gum grafting before the implant process begins.
Once you and Dr. Santana have determined that dental implants are the best choice for you, he’ll begin the creation of your custom restorations. We’ll scan your teeth using a 3D scanner to map your treatment plan. You’ll also schedule the placement appointment at this time.
After administering a local anesthetic, our Coral Springs dentist will surgically place the implant in your jawbone, allowing the osseointegration process to begin. You’ll then use temporary restorations until your jawbone has accepted the implants.
Once your jaw and gums have healed following the placement surgery, you’ll return to our office to receive your permanent restorations. These personalized porcelain crowns will fit perfectly into the abutment, creating the appearance of stunning, natural teeth. You’ll leave our office that day with a functional, natural-looking smile.