You may assume that receiving dental implants is a complicated process, but it’s more straightforward than most patients expect. If you want to restore your smile, Dr. Kovacevic can complete your implant treatment in just three steps.
Explore our guide to learn about each step of the implant process.
The first step to your new smile is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kovacevic. During this visit, he’ll examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if dental implants are right for you. He’ll also take the time to answer any questions you have about the procedure.
Since dental implants require a strong jawbone and healthy gums, not every patient is an immediate candidate. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, Dr. Kovacevic can prepare you for dental implant placement with a supplemental procedure.
Dental Implant Placement
When you’re ready, Dr. Kovacevic will place the titanium implant fixture directly in your jaw and suture the wound to begin the healing process. After the surgery is complete, you’ll need to allow three to six months for osseointegration to occur.
Osseointegration is the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root. This is what allows the dental implant to look and function like a natural tooth.
Once your jaw is fully healed, you’ll return to our dental office so Dr. Kovacevic can complete the procedure. He’ll attach a small connecting piece called an abutment to your dental implant and top it with a stunning porcelain crown.
For patients missing multiple teeth, we feature additional options including an implant-supported dental bridge and full-arch dentures. No matter which solution you choose, you can rest assured your dental implants will look natural and restore your smile for many years to come.
Ask Dr. Kovacevic About the Implant Process
If you’re interested in receiving dental implants, Dr. Kovacevic can transform your smile in just three steps. Call our practice in Greensburg at (724) 836-2433 and schedule a consultation today.