The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine the amount of bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for the implant. After the area has been numbed, the implant will be placed into the bone and allowed to heal in order to integrate itself onto the bone, usually for a period of 3-6 months.
After several weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings are sometimes required, this step may take a couple months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient. Our office will provide you with all necessary instructions when your treatment is complete. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your implant.