Like every smile, no two implant journeys are exactly the same, and neither are treatment plans. While what we recommend for your treatment is based on your unique needs, explore the most commonly recommended procedures for getting your smile back.
Before you get your implants placed, we’ll examine your oral health at your consultation. Depending on when you’re ready to get implants, one or more of these procedures may be in your plan to begin your journey.
As you age, the chance of developing periodontal disease increases due to a variety of potential causes. The good news is your dentist or implant expert can get your gums healthy again with periodontal cleaning so your smile is ready for implants.
After scanning your smile at your first implant visit, your jaw will be assessed to see if it has enough tissue to support implants. If it doesn’t, your dentist will add bone material to your jaw so your new teeth stay strong and remain in place.
After your jaw has healed for 3 to 4 months, you’ll be ready to finalize your smile. First we’ll take an impression of your healed mouth so we can craft your prosthetic, a crown or denture, to be custom to you.
Then, once your new prosthetic is ready, we’ll have you come in to make sure everything fits and you love your new smile.
Single tooth implants - on average, less than an hour
Multiple implants - on average, up to 2 hours
The time it takes to place dental implants varies based on the number of implants you need. If you’re eligible, you can also get same-day placement if you need tooth extractions.
Your natural teeth have what’s known as a tooth root, and implants mimic them by being placed in your jaw. To ensure any new teeth are secure, we either attach them directly to your implant, or to a connector known as an abutment. This keeps your new teeth stable so they feel similar to your natural teeth and give you a higher chewing capacity than dentures. When working with your local team, your Implant Expert or oral surgeon will select an abutment based on aesthetics and your oral health needs.
Same-day implants are a preferred method for care. Treatments vary depending on your unique situation. Speak to your Implant expert about what they recommend for your oral health needs and if you need any pre-work procedures before your implant placement.
Your comfort is our top priority. We aim to keep you as comfortable as possible during your implant placement procedure. Before your procedure, your Implant expert or dentist will asses your situation and use anesthetics to minimize potential discomfort.
No. Our goal is to make sure you always have your smile, so while you wait for your custom crown or implant denture, you’ll be provided a healing cap or denture for home use. This ensure that you can smile, speak and eat naturally so your life is never on hold again.