Our Dental Implant Process with Dr. Nazarian
Step 1 Individual Evaluation
The first step in getting dental implants is an evaluation with Dr. Nazarian. Once he reviews your 3D scan images, he will establish whether or not you are a good candidate or require grafting. He will discuss the various treatment options available regarding your particular situation. Using advanced computer software, Dr. Nazarian will thoroughly explain the implant procedure and answer any questions or concerns regarding dental implant treatment.
Step 2 Planning Your Treatment
Next, Dr. Nazarian will use CoDiagnostix software to virtually plan your surgery. This revolutionary system allows him to use the 3D images of your mouth to plan every step of your surgery whether it is one implant or multiple implants. From this information, he will determine the precise placement of your implants and have a surgical guide fabricated.
Step 3 Guided Implant Preparation
On the day of surgery, Dr. Nazarian uses the surgical guide to drill to the proper depths and angles, so that the implants will be placed at the most accurate orientation. The guide really takes the guesswork out of dental implant surgery as well as shortens the treatment time. Once the preparation steps are completed, Dr. Nazarian places the dental implants and confirms fixation with the Osstell meter. Patients experience little to no postoperative discomfort when utilizing these advances in technology.
Step 4 Designing and Delivery of Your Restoration
After your dental implant procedure is completed, post-operative instructions will be reviewed. In most cases, an immediate temporary will be placed on the dental implant at the same time. Depending on the quality of bone, the dental implant needs 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the jaw bone. Once the implant is fully healed, we will use the Osstell meter to confirm osseointegration and deliver your new permanent tooth.