There are several steps in the process of getting your teeth restored through implants. First, we need to have a look at your teeth and gums to make sure your oral health is ok. If you have gum disease
, we will need to treat it first, because if you have gum disease, you can’t support an implant.
After we check and make sure that your gums are healthy, we then need to check your implant site. If you need to have a single tooth implant, the implant placement procedure is simple. We make an incision in the gumline, and we screw the screw into your jawbone to anchor your tooth. After we screw the implant screw into your jawbone, we can then place a prosthetic tooth on top.
If you have to do a multiple tooth implant, we need to place your implants a little differently. Just as with a single tooth implant, we check your gums first. We need to make sure you don’t have active gum disease. If you have gum disease, we need to treat it first. We will make multiple incisions along your gumline to place the screws into your jaw. Typically, we set one screw for each tooth we’re implanting, but we can do implants with fewer screws. Multiple tooth implants may consist of a bridge, or an entire jaw full of teeth, using an All-on-Four® Treatment Concept
procedure, which only uses four screws.