Dental Implants

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

  1. X-rays and/or a CT scan are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for implants, as well location of important structures such as nerves.
  2. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to 4 months.
  3. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery “uncovery or second stage” may be required in order to place the “post/healing abutment”.
  4. Within a few weeks, the general dentist starts to make the dental implant custom abutment and dental implant crown
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