The process of placing dental implants occurs over a series of appointments. First, we’ll conduct an initial consultation where we will thoroughly inspect your oral health and take any necessary X-rays. Once your eligibility is determined, we will schedule your visit to have dental implant surgery.
The next step is undergoing surgery. During this procedure, an incision will be made to give our team access to your jawbone. Next, small holes will be drilled into the bone and the implants will be placed for healing. After your procedure, you will need several months for the implants to fuse with your bone and become sturdy enough for an attachment.
Once your jawbone has properly healed, the connective structure (abutment) can be placed on top of the implant. This is used to connect your restoration to the dental implant. Whether you’re receiving a dental crown, dental bridge, or full dental implants, your restoration can be placed at this time. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to fully assess the comfort and fit of your restoration once you’ve had some time to adjust to the new addition.