Our Dental Implant Process
Wonder what is involved in a dental implant procedure? Here’s how it works:
The first step is an examination and consultation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. This involves a thorough examination of the mouth and x-rays. A review of your medical history will indicate whether any medical conditions would prevent you from being a candidate for dental implants.
Dental Implant Placement Procedure
The implants are placed in a gentle, noninvasive manner. The implants are left to attach to the surrounding tissues, or “osseointegrate”, for 2-4 months typically.
Restoring the Dental Implant
Your general dentist will take impressions after osseointegration has occurred. A post, or abutment is attached to the implant. This abutment allows for the new crown to be attached or cemented to the implant.
Your general dentist will then take impressions of the dental implant, and select the appropriate abutment shade for the new crown. Your general dentist will then place the new crown to the abutment which is connected to the implant.
If you do not have a general dentist, we work with the best dentists in Columbus, Ohio and can arrange for a great dentist to restore your dental implant.