Dental implant is a 2 step procedure. Here is what you should expect in the dental implant procedure:
1. First, the actual implant placement is generally performed at our office with local anesthesia. A light sedation can be used if needed. Prior to this we will have confirmed you have enough bone to sustain the implant. Using surgical techniques the implants are placed into the jawbone for up to six months while the implant and bone bond (osseointegration).
2. The second step involves the careful creation of the “replacement tooth” or crown by our experienced dental lab. This is the “tooth part” that will attach to the anchored implant in your jaw. Dental implants can be the solution to replace a missing single tooth, several teeth or can be used to anchor complete dentures.