The first phase of an implant procedure is known as the placement phase. During a placement procedure, one or more small, metal implants are surgically placed in the patient’s jawbone, where their old tooth roots used to be. The number of implants we place is determined by the number of teeth we need to restore. Implants are versatile enough to be paired with a single crown, or a more comprehensive prosthetic like a partial or full denture.
Most practices need to refer their patients to an oral surgeon for the placement phase, but not KA Dental. Dr. Krunal Patel and Dr. Aditi Patel offer full-service implant care. That means you can have both phases of your treatment completed by the team you already know and trust.
The first step for anyone considering dental implants is to schedule a consultation. During your visit, we will complete a full oral exam to assess whether implants are right for you. Many patients are perfectly qualified for treatment with implants while others do not have the necessary bone structure in place. If you fall into this second category, we will be happy to recommend an alternative solution.
Dental implants have the look and feel of natural teeth thanks to the small, metal implants that are surgically placed in the jaw during the first phase of treatment (a phase known as the placement phase). Following this phase, your new implant(s) will have the opportunity to fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw. This fusion process lays the foundation for the second phase of treatment, known as the restoration phase.
During the restoration phase, your new crown or denture will be attached to your existing implant(s). Your restoration, which our lab will carefully fabricate according to a very specific design, will match the color and size of your natural teeth. Our goal is to give you the most natural results possible in a restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Imagine yourself enjoying hard-to-chew foods again, like corn-on-the-cob or apples. With dental implants, you can. Your speech and appearance may also improve, for even better confidence and well being.