How the Procedure Works

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures.

During the first procedure, implant fixtures are implanted into your jawbone. For three to six months following implant placement, the fixtures fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. While this occurs, you can wear temporary dentures and eat a soft foods diet. Your restorative dentist will design the final bridgework or denture during this time.

The second phase begins once the implant has bonded to the jawbone. Dr. Sobhi will uncover the implants and attach small healing collars to them. Next, she takes an impression of your teeth so that she may begin designing your new ones. Posts or attachments are connected to the dental implants, which will hold the replacement teeth in place. The entire dental implant process typically takes six to eight months to complete, but most patients report no disruption to their daily lives.