We will begin by giving you a warm blanket as we make you comfortable in our operating suite. In most cases, IV sedation and/or local anesthesia are administered to the patient by one of our trained staff prior to the surgical procedure. If you are receiving IV sedation, numbing cream can be used for painless administration.
If you have chosen to be sedated for this appointment, our surgeons will start the IV in addition to delivering the local anesthetic. First, a small incision will be made into the gum tissue to expose the underlying area where the implant will be placed.
Then, using special dental implant tools, our surgeons will create a space for the implant to be inserted.
In most cases, a healing cap is placed on top of the implant. Then Sutures are used to ensure the tissue heals properly around the implant.
From bone structure and jaw density to the health of your gums, a number of things are taken into consideration before deciding if dental implants are the right treatment for you.