Most of our patients are either already candidates for dental implants in Chambersburg, PA, or after treatment from Dr. Wagner can easily become one. We determine this during a custom one-hour consultation where we capture 3D images of your mouth using cone beam CT imaging technology. Dr. Wagner will consider your current health, your unique needs, as well as any medical conditions before recommending the most ideal solution for you. Patients with preexisting conditions like diabetes, advanced gum disease or extreme bone loss may be at a higher risk of complications after surgery. However, Dr. Wagner is able to modify your treatment plan to ensure the long-term success of your implants.
Dental Implant Surgery
In some cases, you may need tooth extractions for damaged or decayed teeth, or bone grafting to create a healthy foundation to place your implants. Both may be possible during the same surgery so you can leave in just one day with your new smile. In other cases, we’ll allow your treatment sites to heal for one or more months in order to ensure they see long-term success.
On the day of your implant surgery, we’ll show you to your private, soundproof room and let you choose your preferred music on our Sonos sound system. Although our patients rarely report any pain or discomfort during their procedure, rest assured, we offer custom sedation treatment to make certain you’re relaxed during the entire procedure. In about an hour our periodontist is able to strategically place your dental implants using pre-planned surgical guides. Placement is dependent on your bone density, location of your nerves as well as aesthetics. Before you leave, we’ll be able to attach a temporary, yet still functional and aesthetic, bridge of teeth before leading you to our relaxing recovery room.
Restoring Your Implants
We allow a three or more month recovery period before placing your final custom bridge. Always considering the long-term success of your smile is our top priority, we like to make sure your bone forms a strong bond with the titanium dental implant post through a process called osseointegration. During this time, we’ll monitor your healing process while also fitting models of your future teeth to your smile, ensuring we’re all on the same page with what you can expect. On your final “surgical” visit, we’ll take scans of your implant site to make sure you’re ready to support your bridge before placing a custom-made, natural-looking and long-term bridge to your implants and completing your smile!
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