One, and sometimes two implant dentistry procedures must be performed to place the anchor and an associated post support that may be needed to connect replacement teeth. Different types of implants affect whether one or two surgeries may be necessary. We will advise you on the best approach. After the gums have healed for several weeks, artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step can take one to two months to complete.
Implant dentistry surgical procedures can be performed either in a dental office or in a hospital, depending upon a number of factors. A local or general anesthetic may be used. Usually pain medications and, when necessary, antibiotics are prescribed. We will define and discuss the implant dentistry plan we propose for you, including clear instructions on diet and oral hygiene procedures to follow during and after completing the process.