What is involved in the placement of my dental implant?

Dental implant treatment is often performed with a team.

The team consists of a restorative dentist who will ultimately fabricate the prosthesis or teeth that are to be replaced; and an experienced surgeon who will place the dental implants in the jaw bone. Careful evaluation of the patient and meticulous planning is essential in providing predictable and satisfactory results.

The treatment consists of 3 phases.

  • The first phase of treatment is the placement of the implant (the root shaped, titanium screw that is commonly referred to as the ‘fixture’) by the surgical specialist.
  • The second phase of the implant treatment is performed after an appropriate period of healing. Bone heals slowly. A period of approximately 3-6 months is required for the process of osseointegration to be complete. The second phase of treatment consists of the placement of abutments or small metal posts to the implanted fixtures.
  • The third phase of treatment consists of the restorative phase. In this phase the new replacement teeth are fabricated and placed on the implants and abutments.

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