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Dental implants were created in the 1960’s. However, there are so many new innovations that make this fixed appliance more of our generation. While it has become quite popular these days, only a few understand the procedure for dental implants. So Dr. Hauser decided to take it upon himself to explain how it is done.
Dr. Hauser: CEREC Restoration and Implant Specialist
A popular name in the Inland Empire dental industry, Dr. Hauser has dedicated his life to perfecting his craft. When it comes to dental implants, he is the most respected specialist in his area. He uses only the safest and most modern materials and techniques to ensure speed, patient comfort and accuracy.
Creating a Proper Treatment Plan
Before discussing the procedure itself, an experienced dentist should make sure that the patient is indeed a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Hauser makes certain that the patient has a clean bill of health before anything else. He makes sure the patient is aware that certain vices, like smoking could cause complications that will hinder Osseo integration.
Dr. Hauser also makes use of a digital x-ray to survey the area. He palpates the ridge as well to check for resorption or any abnormalities. The key is to leave no stone unturned, as being complacent could put the patient at risk. If the patient passes all necessary tests, then the procedure is scheduled.
Dr. Hauser Explains the Procedure for Dental Implants ‘
The procedure can be done at Lakefront Family Dentistry or at an operating room in a hospital of the patient’s choice. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure to prevent discomfort. Please note that adjunctive surgeries like bone augmentation are done in a separate procedure or at the same time, depending on dentist and patient discretion.
- The Two Step Procedure
If this procedure is used, the post is screwed into place completely, burying it underneath gum tissue to prevent it from masticatory forces while it heals. Once it has healed, the overlying gum is removed to expose the implant.
It is checked for proper integration and the abutment or post is placed. When the gum tissue heals around the abutment, the CEREC crown can be put in place. Please note that in most cases the abutment can be placed during the first surgery to save time and effort. This leads us to another procedure.
- The One Step Procedure
The one step procedure is best for cases where the alveolar bone is strong enough to withstand masticatory force. In this scenario, the implant is screwed in and the abutment is placed on the same day. Therefore, a second surgery is not required.
If the dentist thinks this is a low-force area, he may add the CEREC crown already. However, in most cases he will wait until proper integration is complete before doing so.
The CEREC crown is preferred by Dr. Hauser because it provides him with the most accurate fit. The crown is made in minutes with the help of the on-site Sirona CAD/CAM machine.
CEREC blocks are created out of high-quality components, making them durable and resilient. They come in a wide range of shades to match the rest of the teeth as well. Therefore, CEREC technology has both aesthetics and function covered.
If you would like to know more about the procedure for dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hauser, please do not hesitate to contact Lakefront Family Dentistry. You can do so online or by calling them at (951) 244-9495.