Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
Dental Implant Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, the implant is placed within your jawbone. For the first three to four months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone.
Second, after a follow-up appointment to confirm sufficient healing and integration, Dr. Youssef will uncover the top of the implant and place a small healing collar, to help reshape the tissue. This is a minimally invasive procedure that requires very little anesthetic or time.
After the implant is uncovered, we normally allow one week for the tissue to heal. Your restorative dentist can place the abutment, take the impressions and design a final crown or bridge, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics. Voila! Instant (almost) tooth!
Timeline: From start to finish, this process usually takes 4-6 months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.