While we do not offer live surgical viewings during your courses, Dr. Jason C. Campbell does provide information, instruction, and tools that can be used at your practice to provide your patients with dental implants from the surgical implant placement to the implant restoration. Call 928-776-0239 today to learn more about our courses on surgical implant placement and restoration, and to sign up for your class at Advanced Prosthetics Institute.
When you perform a dental implant, you will effectively be replacing an entire tooth from roots to crown. During the placement surgery, you will place a metal screw, typically made of titanium, into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Once this post has been placed, a period of healing will follow to allow the bone and the post to bond and provide your patient with a stable foundation for his or her new tooth. This healing process may take up to 6 months.
Following healing, a replacement tooth, or abutment (generally a dental crown or bridge), will be placed on top of the post and cemented in place.
Prior to placing the implant post, you may need to perform a bone grafting surgery. Bone tissue can deteriorate following tooth extraction, as well as for other reasons. In order for an implant treatment to be successful, there must be sufficient bone tissue to support the implant. The condition of your patient’s jawbone will determine how you proceed with their treatment.
Your patient may experience some discomfort following their treatment, including:
- Minor bleeding
- Pain at the implant site
You should also provide your patient with specific post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of infection at the implant site, injury or damage to surrounding structures, nerve damage, and sinus problems.
For more information on surgical implant placement and restoration, and to register for your courses with our dentist, please contact our office.