There are four steps involved when restoring a smile with dental implants. We’ve outlined what happens at each stage. Depending on your case, some details may vary.
Diagnosis and treatment planning
This stage is about deciding on the best treatment plan for you. A consultation with an Implantologist, covering your individual case, medical history and X-rays or scans, will provide a suitable solution.
At this stage, your dental implant – the titanium root – will be surgically placed into your jawbone. In most cases, the implant surgery is a minor procedure. It’s most commonly carried out under local anesthesia.
After surgery, the implant needs time to integrate with your jawbone. How long this takes varies from case to case. For some this healing period can take six weeks, for others it’s six months. During the healing phase, a temporary tooth, denture or bridge can be put in place.
This is when the final abutment and restoration are connected to your dental implant.