Our Dental Implant Process
We start with a full examination of your teeth including 3D images. A hole is drilled into the jawbone and a titanium post (screw) is placed. A process called “osseointegration” begins where the bone fuses with the post. This process may take up to a few months to complete. At that point, the abutment is secured to the post (the small metal attachment). Another 1 to 2 weeks of healing is required.
Impressions of your other teeth are made so that we can build a matching porcelain tooth. Once the healing is complete, the porcelain tooth is permanently fixed to the abutment.
Patients are prescribed medication to guard against discomfort and infection. Throughout the process, we contact you for scheduled visits to make sure osseointegration is progressing well. Once complete, the new porcelain tooth is strong enough to withstand the most forceful chewing and biting, just as with a natural tooth.