What to Expect When Getting a Dental Implant
Getting a dental implant at our dental office usually takes a few visits. You might come to us with a damaged tooth that requires an extraction (link to extraction page), or you might already have an empty space that needs to be filled. To make the process easier to understand, this is what you can expect once you have lost a tooth that needs to be replaced:
Placing the Implant Post
Once we have assessed that a dental implant is right for you and gathered all the information we need prior to the surgery, we will move forward with installing a bio-compatible titanium post. This post will fill in the space beneath your gumline and provide support for the remaining components of your dental implant. After this has been completed, we wait a few months before continuing with the rest of the implant. During this waiting period, your jaw will naturally bond with the post in a process known as osseointegration.