PROCESS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
STEP 1: EXAMINATION – PREPARATION PHASE
During your first appointment, your dentist would perform a thorough examination to access your suitability for dental implant.
The quality and quantity of your bone would be evaluated.
Models and diagnostic wax-up, X-ray and CT-scans or Cone beam CT-scans examinations will also be carried out.
STEP 2: IMPLANT PLACEMENT – SURGICAL PHASE
The dental implant is placed in the bone in a simple surgery and is left to heal for 2 to 4 months.
The dental implant may be completely covered (2-stage implant) or left uncovered (1-stage implant) depending on your bone quality.
An assessment will also be made prior to surgery to assess your suitability for immediate placement of permanent teeth.
After the healing phase, if the dental implant was left covered, the dental surgeon would now uncover it.
STEP 3: RESTORATIVE PHASE
The restorative dentist will then complete this phase by fixing a prosthetic restoration to the osseointegrated dental implant.