Overview of Implant Placement
The Oral Surgery Procedure
Let’s talk about the stages of the dental implant process
First, the teeth that cannot be restored will need to be removed. Due to bone loss that occurs after removing a tooth, a bone graft may be recommended. If bone grafting is not necessary, you will wait 4-6 months before implant placement. The natural bone that will form in this extraction site needs time to heal and become solid.
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2. Tooth Loss
3. Healed Bone
4. Implant Placed
6. Implant Restored
Bone grafting generally takes around 4 months to become solid bone that is suitable for an implant. This bone creates a solid foundation for the implant to anchor into.
The implant placement process is a very routine procedure that offers very mild discomfort post-operatively. Many patients report this process being much easier than the extraction. Our surgeons, who are implant specialists, will choose the most ideal location and angulation for optimal chewing and longevity. The placement of one implant can take 30-60 minutes with multiple implants only taking 1-3 hours. After the implant is placed it will remain hidden under the gum tissue for 4 months while the bone fuses to the implant, making it a permanent structure within the bone.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
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