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 bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. However, with some implants the post and anchor are affixed simultaneously.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. Finally, the artificial teeth are permanently attached to the implant, providing excellent stability, comfort, function and a natural aesthetic appearance to your smile.