Placing dental implants is a multi-step process, but patients find that the benefits of implants are well worth the commitment to treatment. Dr. Young will begin by creating a detailed surgical plan, using a cone beam scanner to evaluate your jaw. This state-of-the-art tool produces three-dimensional images, enabling incredibly precise treatment planning and implant placement.
During the surgery itself, we can provide sedation to help you relax.
After implant placement, you will need to wait for the bone to heal before you can receive your permanent dental prosthetic. Healing times vary from patient to patient, but it often takes between six and twelve weeks.
Following your full recovery, you may need to come back for a separate procedure during which Dr. Young will attach the abutment, the piece that actually connects your restoration to the implant post itself. Once this piece is affixed and your gums have sufficiently healed, you can receive your prosthetic. As with all of our restorations, we use advanced materials with a realistic color and sparkle.