These are the general or the common stages of dental implant, your dentist will let you know if you need more stages or less, as it depends from person to person. Please use this information as a general reference only.
Your decision of getting dental implants will change your life for good, and you will always look back and thank yourself. It is an upgrade on its own. Dental implants will upgrade your life and boost your confidence, today you will also learn about the stages that involved in the dental implants. Let’s get started.
Stage 0: Consultation
The dentist will go over your case and depending on your case, a plan will be mapped out. Your exact need of dental implants, type of dental implants and a time line will be established.
Stage 1: Teeth removal
Your damaged teeth are removed and the area is prepped for a dental implant.
Stage 2: Placement of dental implant screw
Generally this procedure doesn’t take much time, maybe around 15 mins to 30 mins. In this stage, a screw is drilled in your gums which will host your tooth.
Stage 3: Healing Stage
In some cases, there’s some healing time where the area needs to be healed before further procedures can be carried out. This healing time will definitely depend from person to person. The dentist will be in touch with you throughout the procedure. Congratulations, you’re halfway there.
Stage 4: Crown Fitting
After the healing stage is satisfactorily completed, the crown is fitted on top your screw which also has an abutment. It take around 3-6 months for the bone to be fused to your screw.
Stage 5: After Care
Depending on the case, the dentist may provide some aftercare instructions.