Reliant Family Dental
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The 3 Stages of Getting a Dental Implant

July 28, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Chris Meunier, DDS
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Considering dental implants in our Evansville, IN dental office is an important decision for the benefit of your oral health. Most dentists consider dental implants the gold standard of replacing missing teeth. At Reliant Family Dental, we will always present all of your treatment options, and Dr. Chris Meunier will go over the benefits of each.

Restoring smiles with dental implants requires three phases of treatment.

Dental Implant Planning and Evaluation

Planning for dental implant treatment is an essential part of the process. Dr. Meunier must determine if adequate bone exists to support the dental implant post, or if you require additional bone grafting treatment to improve the density.

He will also determine the ideal location to place the implant post for the best esthetic and functional results.

Dental Implant Surgical Placement

Placing a dental implant in the jawbone often causes anxiety for patients. It is important to note that dental implant surgery is far less invasive than an extraction and results in little downtime. The most common post-surgical symptoms include minor inflammation and bruising, which can be managed with anti-inflammatory medications until they resolve in a day or two.

Once Dr. Meunier places the dental implant, allowing time for the dental implant post to integrate with the bone is essential and usually takes about three to four months.

Dental Implant Crown Restoration

Once the dental implant fuses completely with the jawbone, it’s time for a custom dental crown. Dr. Meunier will match your implant crown to your other teeth so that when you smile, it looks completely natural.

If you are interested in finding a dentist in Evansville, IN who offers dental implants, Reliant Family Dental completes the entire process in-house for your convenience. Give us a call to book an appointment to find out if dental implants are right for you. Our patients love their results!

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