Overview of Implant Placement
The Surgical Procedure
Our periodontists perform the surgery to insert the titanium implant underneath the gums. The procedure is relatively quick with a recovery that is typically easier than an extraction. The implant is either placed at the same time as tooth removal, or after the tooth has been removed with a bone graft. Local anesthesia is provided, and intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) are available as options.
2. Tooth Loss
3. Healed Bone
4. Implant Placed
6. Implant Restored
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Healing after Dental Implant Surgery
The length of time varies in every situation, depending upon the quality and quantity of your bone. The periodontist will advise you on the recommended length of healing time, as well as the frequency of follow-up visits.