The story of dental implants from a patient’s perspective starts with missing teeth or teeth that are deteriorating and cannot be saved. They are looking to start a new chapter in their lives with a full smile from Ace Dental in Camden. Dental implants are used to restore smiles and close the gap between the dream of a complete set of teeth and the reality.
Are you sitting comfortably?
When you start the dental implants journey, we want you to be really comfortable with the process. The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be. That’s why we share all the necessary treatment details with you. On top of these, we can give you more details and show you equipment if that’s what you’d like.
Before we begin…
If you need any dental work to ensure that your oral environment is ready for implants, we can talk to you about this once we are aware of it. This usually happens after your first consultation. If might be something relatively simple, like the extraction of old teeth, or it could involve a more extensive procedure, like a bone graft.
The whole story
Dental implants involve minor surgery, which can be carried out at Ace Dental. This is where the dentist fits the implants so that the body can begin to accept them. The latter occurs during healing at home as the bone knits around the titanium base of each implant. During this period, there are various guidelines that you need to follow to ensure that this process is undisturbed.
A happy ending
The end of the story for over 95% of patients is a fully functioning, gleaming set of new teeth that can be used for all the same tasks as their natural ones. You visit the practice for follow-up appointments where we keep an eye on your progress. You also need to keep coming back for regular check-ups every six months or so. This is recommended for everyone but, to enjoy a happily-ever-after with dental implants, it is doubly important. Something like gum disease can turn a fairy tale ending into a tragedy when it comes to dental implants.Back to Blog