Dental Implant Procedure
Planning stage: Planning is the most important part of the process. A carefully and intelligently thought-out treatment plan is the difference between success and failure. This will involve dental examination, photos, study models, and 3D scan.
Implant placement: a surgical procedure is required (using local anesthetic and sedative) in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them to complete the process.
Healing: the bone around the dental implant will grow and integrate with the new implant in a matter of a few weeks.
Temporary restoration: if the dental implant is in a readily visible area, a temporary restoration may be placed for esthetic purposes while the site heals.
Abutment placement: when healing is complete, the dental implant abutment is placed to connect the dental implant to the porcelain crown.
Porcelain crown: once our ceramist fabricates the new porcelain crown to exact specifications, we bond the crown to the abutment.