If you decide to go ahead, what happens?
Implants have two sections – the post in the jaw and an extension that is added later when the post is secure. Attaching the extension needs a small cut in the gum above the implant. The replacement teeth might be fixed permanently (like a crown or bridge) or attached in a way that lets you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).
- Implants are put into holes in the jaw with a local anesthetic. You can opt to have sedation for this procedure also.
- The gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant.
- Under the gum, the bone then grows around the implant to hold it firm. This takes a while and once this has happened we can then finish the process.