Overview of Dental Implant Placement
The Dental Implant Surgical Procedure
The dental implant procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes for one implant and up to 2 hours for multiple implants. For your comfort, implant placement is commonly completed under intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas). These options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
The surgery begins with Dr. Haupt making a small incision in the gum tissue to reveal the underlying bone. Space is then created in the bone with special instruments and surgical burs, which allows precise and accurate placement of the dental implant. After the implant is placed, a small healing abutment is placed on top of the implant. This healing abutment is barely visible through the gum tissue and provides the architecture for the natural gum tissue to grow around. Dissolvable stitches are placed and do not need to be removed.
2. Tooth Loss
3. Healed Bone
4. Implant Placed
6. Implant Restored