This process is called osseointegration, meaning the titanium combines with the bone. Once the dentist determines that the implant is secure, a connecting piece called an abutment is placed over the post portion of the implant. This is the part that will hold the new tooth.
Step 1: Extract the Tooth.
Step 2: Graft the Socket.
Step 3: Allow the Grafted Extraction Site to Heal.
Step 4: Place the Implant via Flapless Surgery.
Step 5: Deliver Healing Abutment.
Step 6: Take Final Impression.
Step 7: Deliver Screw-Retained Crown.
- The implant placement is where the actual expertise of the dental implant specialist or oral surgeon comes in. There are many nerves in the mouth, and the dentist’s job is to make sure the implant is not affecting these.
- Once the implant is in place, it is now time to heal. This is critical during the dental implant procedure steps. You have to let the bone in your jaw grow around the implant. This takes some time.
- This is the step you’ve been waiting for! The dentist will create a custom crown for you that will look, feel, and act as your new tooth.
“The first step in the implant process is always a free consultation. This is where you learn about your options, discuss pricing and financing options, and get to know your dental team before making a decision.”