Upon examination, the dentists will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, a solution to replace missing teeth. Some patients may not have good quality and quantity of jaw bone to support dental implant(s). In such cases, alternative solution will be recommended, such as dental bridges or removable dentures. If you are a potential candidate for dental implants, we will go over the process with you.
THE DIAGNOSTIC PHASE:
At the first visit, digital x-rays and a clinical evaluation will take place. During this visit, the explanation of the case diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. Patient will be referred out to an associated Imaging Center for 3-D scan.
THE SURGICAL PHASE
The extraction, bone graft (if necessary) and placement of the dental implant take place. Patients typically resume a full schedule of activities within 24 hours unless instructed by doctors otherwise. Followup visits are 2 and 12 weeks after surgery.
THE RESTORATION PHASE
When the implant has fully integrated with your jaw bone (approximately 4-6 months later), the implant is exposed for abutment placement and impression taking. Patient will need to return for definitive crown seating. This phase may take 2-3 visits.