Dr. David Rever is an educated and talented implant dentist. He has completed the Implant Seminars Implant Dentistry Continuum, and Masters Series programs and is a member of the International College of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association. For patients that qualify, Dr. Rever will take the time to explain how the process works. The dental implant process requires time and patience. It will be completed in several steps over a span of several months that will necessitate numerous trips to our Silver Spring, MD dentist office.
The Dental Implant Process
Planning Your Treatment
To begin the process, you will meet with Dr. Rever for a full examination of your mouth and to review your medical history. This is to determine if you are healthy enough to get dental implants. To qualify for them, you must be in good overall and oral health and have enough bone to support the implant posts. If you use tobacco, he will recommend that you quit which will give you the best chance at success. Dr. Rever will then create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. If you do not require any preparatory procedures, such as a bone graft or periodontal therapy, then we will be able to schedule your surgery quickly.
Placing Your Dental Implants
Your dental implants will be placed in the jaw bone during a surgical procedure while using local anesthetic. The size, type and number of implants you will need are dependent on your unique needs and the location they will be placed along your arch. Typically it takes about an hour to place a single implant but the procedure time for multiple dental implants can last about two to three hours.
The recovery time for dental implants can take about three to six months. During this time your jaw bone will fuse to the implants posts. This process is known as osseointegration. Dr. Rever will monitor you during this time to make sure everything is healing nicely. He may be able to place a temporary restoration for comfort and aesthetic purposes during this time.
Placing Your Dental Restoration
Once you are healed, Dr. Rever will take several impressions of your teeth which will be used to fabricate your new custom dental restoration. When it is ready, you will return to our Silver Spring, MD dentist office where it will be permanently attached. This will be a tooth crown if you’re only missing one tooth or a hybrid denture or bridge if you are missing more than one tooth.
Schedule Your Implant Consultation & Examination
Dr. Rever is dedicated to teaching his patients about dental implants so they can make an informed decision about their own dental health. Having your teeth replaced with an implant secured restoration is a fairly routine process that offers over a 95% success rate. To learn more about implants and how the process works, schedule a free consultation and examination with Dr. Rever at his Silver Spring, MD dentist office. Contact us today at (301) 637-0960 or you can schedule an appointment online.