If a consultation determines that an implant is your best option, we’ll get started on the pre-procedure steps. The surgery itself usually won’t interfere with your normal life routines. However, the dentist may place some restrictions on specific activities so planning ahead is always a good idea.
For the dental implant procedure itself, Dr. Oyangen utilizes a dental laser to create a small pinhole in the gums and precisely place the implant in position as directed by the dental cone beam computed tomography (C.B.C.T.) scan. If a bone graft is needed it is inserted at that same time.
While the procedure itself doesn’t take long, dental implants need time to integrate and heal. This can take anywhere from 4-6 months from the time of the surgery. During that time Dr. Oyangen will be monitoring the implant with quick follow up appointments. After the integration is complete he will place an abutment over the implant to support the final crown, bridge, or removable denture.