Dental Implant Procedure

in Essendon

Dental implant procedure in Essendon

We explain the two-stage dental implant process in 5 easy steps.

Step 1

The part of jawbone where teeth have been lost is covered by a layer of intact oral soft tissue (mucosa).

Step 2

We incise and retract the soft tissue layer to expose the underlying bone surface, while we prepare the socket that receives the implant for drilling.

Step 3

We place an implant into the prepared socket and we suture the overlying soft tissue back to its original position. We allow the implant site to heal for 3 to 4 months, during which the implants surface and the surrounding bone fuse together, a biological process called ‘osseointegration’. Using a microscope, we can see the fusion of the implant surface and bone.

Step 4

At the end of the healing period, we again incise the soft tissue covering the top of the implant to expose the top of the integrated implant. We place an extension (sometimes called an abutment) on the implant to allow it to stay above the soft tissue level. We allow the soft tissue to heal for 2–4 weeks.

Step 5

We construct the dental prosthesis (in this example it’s a dental crown) and connect it to the underlying implant structures by means of screw retention or cementation. The patient can now chew with the implant.mli

If you would like to find out more read our page about the different types of dental implants or start understanding how much it will cost in our page about the cost of dental implants.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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