You are ready. You’ve done your research, decided to get your dental restoration and you’ve chosen a ceramic (or zirconia) implant. This is the best option for you and there’s no debate. Ceramic implants, far and away, are the best looking, strongest, and most natural option for tooth replacement, that was obvious. Other concerns about longevity or durability have been put to rest since we know that ceramic options can last as long as natural, healthy teeth. Add to that how much ceramic implants actually increase the viability and vitality of your whole mouth in comparison to other replacement options and the choice was made for you.
Now you’re considering your options for the restorative procedure itself. You can find a dentist that will do the entire implant in one day, many however, prefer several visits to complete the implant process. The promise of instant gratification and less planning or scheduling has you considering if it really makes a difference in the outcome. It’s comforting to hope that such a big procedure could be over and done with in a single day. That’s likely the reason it’s offered in the first place, because we are programmed to go looking for instant gratification. The science and the research indicates that one of the factors that can contribute to implant failure is not allowing time for bone and soft tissues to heal before completing the procedure.
Do your mouth a favor and give it the proper time to heal. A ceramic implant is anchored in the jaw bone. Depending on several factors including the number of teeth to be restored, and the quality and quantity of jaw bone you may be able to start with the initial procedure being the anchor itself. In some instances there may be recommended procedure to do prior to implanting the anchor in order to ensure proper bone mass and health. After the anchor is given adequate time for the bone around it to heal and be strongly attached, there may be a follow up exam to confirm this. The next step is placing a fixed and permanent ceramic tooth.
Most implant procedures are very predictable and your skilled surgeon can make the entire procedure seem as though it was nearly effortless. It’s worth the wait to know you’ve got the most advanced system. You are investing time to ensure the most successful outcome, giving yourself the best odds of a restoration that will last your entire life and look great doing it. Lets face it, this was no small decision and you should know, you’ve done your research. When you come in to see us, we will be happy to work with you to find the best time and availability to fit your schedule.
The entire process requires very specialized, advanced equipment and training. We have the training, the expertise and are ready to give you the smile you deserve. While in our care, all aspects of your overall health will be taken into consideration, your comfort, health, convenience, investment and satisfaction matter to us.