Implant placement is a short, painless surgical procedure that is fully controlled by the dentist. The procedure takes about 20 minutes, is performed under local anesthesia.
After an accurate medical history, diagnosis and planning the surgical procedure, the implants are placed into the jawbone.
The healing stage, i.e. osseointegration of implants (bone healing around the implant) lasts between 2-6 months.
After the period of osseointegration is complete, then comes shaping the gums around the abutment, which will be the connection between the implant and the future restoration.
The final step of the process is the fabrication of the prosthetic restoration (bridge or denture).