- Step 1: Extracting the existing tooth
Before any implant can be inserted, the damage tooth must be removed. This is done in the Clinic and can require 2-3 months of recovery.
- Step 2: Will you need a bone graft?
Sometimes a bone graft is needed to ensure your jaw can support an implant.
- Step 3: Inserting the implant
The process begins with surgery to prepare the jaw for insertion of the implant. Once inserted, a healing cap is put in place.
- Step 4: Recovering from surgery
Recovery from implant surgery can take anywhere from 3-6 months. During this time, bone cells fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration.
- Step 5: Attaching the abutment
After recovery is complete, a more minor surgical procedure is done with the abutmentadded to the implant. REcovery from this procedure Will likely take up to 2 weeks.
- Step 6: Recovering from surgery
Once the gums have healed, the frown is then screwed or cemented onto the abutment.
- Step 7: Maintaining your implant
It´s important to maintain your usual dental higiene routine throughout all phases of the implant process to ensure healthy teeth and gums.