How dental implants are done?
Initially your dentist will carefully examine your mouth and use imaging to find out if dental implants are right for you.
The first phase of the process is for your dentist to place the implant post into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue along with a healing cap on the surface. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. It can take several months to heal.
When healed, imaging or an impression of your teeth is taken in order to make the replacement tooth. Once the tooth is fabricated, we attach it to the implant.
If you need an implant supported denture the process will be similar however you will need more than one implant placed. You will then receive a new denture that attaches to the implant posts.