Cosmetic Dental Surgery

Cosmetic dental surgery is a procedure which is intended to improve the appearance of the mouth. Most often, it is also a means of improving the functioning of the teeth. It starts with the dentist performing a ... wait a second! I'd like to clarify something - I will be using the term dentist as a general word for all the specialists who actually perform these cosmetic procedures. In the specialists section I list all of the different titles of dentists who can perform this type of cosmetic dental surgery.

The dental implant surgery begins with the dentist introducing a local anesthesia into the relevant area, he then cuts an incision on the gum's soft tissue creating a flap (that's the reason some use the term flap surgery) in order to expose the jaw bone.

The spot is marked where the hole (osteotomy) will be drilled into the bone in a few steps. After it is begun, it is slowly widened to the final diameter (in general, the bigger the tooth - the wider and longer the implant). In multiple implant cases all of the holes are drilled during this time.

The dentist then inserts the implant in the hole and screws it down using his dental implant motor or a manual wrench (ouch! sounds painful - but remember you can't feel it ).

Once the dental implant is in place the flap is then sutured (stitched up). This whole cosmetic dental surgery can last an hour for a single dental implant and a few hours for a multiple implant case.

The patient waits for a while for observation and then is sent home. Read more about the next stage following this - restoration of the single / multiple implant or denture restoration.

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