Although it’s different for every individual, the dental implant process generally involves four steps.
Step 1: Consultation
Your dentist will consider your general and oral health and ensure you’re a good candidate for dental implants. You’ll be given an individualized treatment plan with details of when you need to visit again, and how long your implant process will take.
Step 2: Implant placement
Your dentist will insert a titanium implant into the jaw bone where your new tooth will sit. The implant is then allowed to bond with the bone, which can take between 6 weeks and 9 months depending on the individual. During this time we can give you a temporary tooth if needed. Please note, charges for temporary teeth are not included in implant prices and will be quoted separately.
Step 3: Extension placement
An ‘extension’ is added to the implant in your jaw so your new tooth can be attached snugly on top. We generally allow a few weeks for the gums to heal after this process before fitting your new tooth. However, not all implants require this step.
Step 4: Crown placement
The final step is to secure your new tooth (the crown) in place. Your finished implant will look and feel so natural that you’ll forget you ever had a missing tooth.
Your comfort is our top priority. It’s normal to feel nervous before a dental procedure such as an implant. But with Dental Planet, you can relax knowing you’re in the very best hands. We’ll go out of our way to help you feel at ease, including soft music, DVDs, and warm blankets. We’ll also explain your options for pain relief, ensuring you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.