Dental implants are a replacement solution for missing teeth. The implant is placed within the jawbone and heals as the bone grows around it. After adequate healing, a tooth can be added to the implant. A single implant is typically used to replace a single tooth, however, multiple implants can be utilized to replace many missing teeth with the use of fixed hybrid restorations or removable dentures.
What are the steps and timelines in implant placement?
- Remove unhealthy tooth and place bone graft (allow 3-6 months for healing)
- Place implant (allow 3-6 months for healing)
- Place implant crown on implant
Dr. Bousaba uses 3-dimensional imaging and digital impressions to determine the precise location in which to place the implant. Within our planning software, Dr. Bousaba will identify the best position to place the implant in order to support the final tooth (or teeth). Once the location of the implant has been planned, a surgical guide is often fabricated to accurately place the implant in the planned position.
After the implant has integrated within the jawbone, we utilize CEREC technology to digitally design and manufacture a tooth for the implant.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for an implant consultation, contact us today!