The dental implant process is generally completed in several stages, including an in-depth planning session, preparatory procedures, surgical placement of the implants, and restoration with a crown, denture, or bridge. Dr. John Dovgan can perform every aspect of your dental implant procedure at our Phoenix, AZ office, providing you with convenient, high-quality care. Understanding what to expect during the dental implant treatment timeline, from start to finish, can help you make informed decisions and be an active participant in your care.
Treatment Planning for Dental Implants
The treatment planning process is the single most important aspect of treatment with dental implants. The information gathered by Dr. Dovgan during your initial consultation will help him place your implants with accuracy and precision for long-lasting success. During this visit, we will use our 3-D cone beam scanner to capture diagnostic images. These scans will allow Dr. Dovgan to evaluate the health of your jawbone and determine the optimal location for your new implants.
Patients who choose Dr. Dovgan for their dental implant treatment can benefit from the convenience of receiving every aspect of care in a single location.
We can combine your scans with digital impressions to create a custom surgical guide. This device is placed over the dental arch during your procedure. A surgical guide aids Dr. Dovgan in placing the posts in the best location at the most appropriate angle.
Some patients require preparatory procedures prior to implant placement. For example, if you have gum disease or tooth decay, you will need restorative procedures, as these concerns can seriously impede the success of your treatment. These conditions can also potentially lead to implant failure.
In addition, dental implants require plenty of healthy bone tissue to be successful. Therefore, patients lacking bone density will need a bone grafting procedure to prepare the jawbone for the implant posts. Fortunately, Dr. Dovgan provides all necessary preparatory procedures in our office for added convenience.