How is a Dental Implant placed?

How a dental implant is placedThe procedure involves a team effort between our periodontists and your dentist. By taking a special x-ray called a Tomogram the jawbone cross section can be evaluated for adequate volume to accommodate an implant. The best implant position can then be chosen for the crown connection.

A small incision is made at the surface of the ridge, and the gum is then gently pulled away to expose the bony ridge.

Then by very slowly and carefully drilling, a small precise opening is made in the jaw to accommodate the implant.

The implants come in many sizes to accommodate the patient’s individual jaw shape and requirements.

Finally the implant is placed and the gum stitched to cover the implant.

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