The All-on-X Dental Implant Process
Step 1: Consultation
Before you can have your implants installed and enjoy your fully restored smile, you’ll attend a consultation with Dr. Ye and his team at Boston Post Dental & Implants’ Sudbury office. The information we gather during your consultation will allow us to determine if placement of All-on-X dental implants will be both safe and effective treatment for you.
During your consultation, we’ll provide a thorough examination of your mouth. This examination will include an X-ray to determine how much bone density you have left for implant placement. Dr. Ye will also review your medical history, discuss your oral health goals with you, and answer any questions you may have.
Step 2: Designing Your All-on-X Dental Implants
Once you and Dr. Ye have both decided that All-on-X dental implants are the right choice for you, we’ll take images and impressions of your remaining teeth. These images will be sent to an offsite laboratory where your restoration will be manufactured.
Step 3: Preparation
Before installing your All-on-X dental implants, we’ll thoroughly clean your mouth out, and apply a local anesthetic. These steps help keep the surgical site clean, and ensure you don’t feel any pain during your procedure. Once we’re sure you’re comfortable, Dr. Ye will perform any necessary extractions.
Step 4: Installing Your All-on-X Dental Implants
Using precision tools, Dr. Ye will create small incisions into your gums where the implants will be placed. Your implants will most likely be made of biocompatible titanium posts that will serve as the foundation for your custom-made restoration. Once your implants have been placed, Dr. Ye will attach a temporary restoration for you to wear while your gums heal and osseointegration takes place.
During osseointegration, your posts fuse to your jawbone, a process that usually takes three to six months. In the meantime, you’ll be able to enjoy a full mouth of teeth until your permanent restoration is ready to be installed.
Step 5: Installing Your Restoration
Once your implants have fully healed, you’ll return to Boston Post Dental & Implants to have your permanent restoration installed. Dr. Ye will check with you to ensure you like the look of your custom-made restoration, before uninstalling your temporary arch and attaching your permanent arch of brilliant new teeth. By the time you leave our office in beautiful Sudbury, you’ll have a new smile that will last for many years.