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SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANT

If the first phase included closing the gums over the implant, the second phase starts with surgical reexposure of the implant. Another incision is made in your gums, and a small extension is placed to bring the implant above the gumline.

 

Then we start a series of appointments to create the final crown. Though some of the stepds might be different in your case, they usually include removing any temporary and taking impressions of your mouth.

 

The lab uses the impressions to make an acurate model of your mouth, including the implant. they use the model to create a crown that precisely fits the implant and your bite.

 

When your beautiful crown is finally ready, we check the fit and your bite and then secure the crown to the implant.

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Restoring the Implant with a Crown

Placing the Implant

For the surgical placement of the implant, your mouth is thoroughly numbed. An opening is made in your gums, and then a channel is shaped in the bone to receive the implant.

 

Next, we place the body of the implant into the prepared channel. Sometimes a cover is placed onto the implant and the gums are stitched closed. This method is called a two-stage procedure; an extension is attached to the implant at the time of surgery.

 

Healing may take several months as the implant fuses securely to the bone. During this time, we may place a temorary replacement tooth.