Dental Implant Restoration
What Happens During Dental Implant Restoration?
Dental implant restoration occurs once the implant posts have fully healed together with the jawbone. This process, known as osseointegration, takes 3 to 4 months and creates a sturdy foundation for the new tooth replacement that is placed on top.
During this second phase, the implant posts will be exposed once again, and a connecting abutment will be placed to each one. After another brief healing period of one to two weeks, you return to the office, and the crown, bridge, or denture is affixed onto these connecting abutment(s). In total, the procedure for dental implants can take up to 1 year to complete.