The Dental Implant Treatment Process
Dental implants are an excellent option, but they do require there be enough jawbone and bone density to support an implant. Those who have lost substantial tissue due to missing teeth or periodontal disease may have to undergo bone grafting in order to restore sufficient jawbone to act as a foundation for the implants. For those who are undergoing full arch or full mouth replacements, the remaining teeth will need to be extracted before the implants are installed. This option will be best for some patients.
Otherwise, the dental implant process begins right away. For your comfort, we provide anesthesia, sedation, or nitrous oxide. The doctor will make incisions at the implant side and install the abutments into your jawline. The titanium posts will need to fuse to the jawbone before the implants are permanently installed. This generally takes three to six months and, during this process, you will be fitted with a temporary replacement.