Dental implant procedures are some of the most complicated types of cosmetic dental surgery. It’s usually a multi-stage process that can take as long as nine months, start to finish. Here’s how it’s done.
- Your first meeting with your oral surgeon will determine how many implants you need (it might be a single implant for a single tooth, or you could have an entire lower or upper set placed all in four implants) as well as the best sites for implantation. The procedure will be mapped out and scheduled as soon as possible, depending on the surgeon’s workload.
- If the ideal sites for implantation are surrounded by thin bone (or soft bone), then your first procedure may be a bone graft. Sections o