How dental implants are done?
Initially your dentist will carefully examine your mouth and take x-rays to find out if dental implants are right for you.
During the first stage of surgery, your dentist will place a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue and place a healing cap on the surface. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. It can take several months to heal.
One healed, an impression of your teeth is taken in order to make an artificial replacement tooth. Once the tooth is fabricated, your dentist attaches it to the implant.
If you need an implant supported denture the process will be similar however you will need more than one implant placed. At the end the patient gets a new denture that snaps-on to their implants.