The implant procedure is a three-step procedure. the first two steps are surgical. The third step involves making and attaching your new teeth.
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During Your Second Surgery
You'll be given an anesthetic to numb the area where your surgical specialist will be working. Temporary abutments may be used if swelling if your gums needs to go down before an appropriate, permanent abutment can be attached. The second surgery is usually shorter than the first, often lasting no more than an hour.
Forming Your Prosthesis
First, your restorative dentist makes impressions (molds of your teeth, abutments, and jaws) and bite registrations (imprints of how your teeth fit together). then, these molds are used to create a model of your mouth. Your new prosthesis will be built from this model.
During Your First Surgery
You may have medication to help you relax or to make you sleepy. Then, you'll be given an anesthetic to numb the area where your surgical specialist will be working. You may hear sounds or feel vibrations during the surgery. If you are uncomfortable at any time, tell your surgeon. The entire procedure may take a couple of hours.