Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implant Placement Procedure

Dental Implants are an innovative form of technology in the field of tooth replacement procedures. The procedure consists of two stages: embedment of a replacement tooth root at your dental specialist's office, followed by infixation of a tooth replacement (crown) at our office.

There are a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures, which vary in duration and materials.  Any implant procedure is preceded by an in-depth consultation, and careful case planning with your dental team.  Dr. Yurovsky is an expert in creating dental implant restorations which look and feel like your natural teeth.

Duration of the Procedure

The duration of the procedure is highly variable, in large part because healing is often required in between the steps of the procedure.

In some cases, in which there is abundant jawbone tissue and the patient is in good health, some specialists can offer "immediate loading."  In this single-day procedure, the implant and crown are placed simultaneously.

More commonly, the crown is fitted several months after the implant placement, allowing the implant time to fuse with the jawbone.  In cases involving bone grafting, the graft must first heal for several months before the implant can be placed.  The implant must then integrate into the bone for several months before the crown can successfully adhere to the implant. 

General Implant Placement Procedure

Consequences of Missing Teeth

While there is some variation in the procedure, the following outlines the basic steps required for dental implant placement:

The first portion of the procedure is done at your specialist's office.  The gum covering the area is gently folded back, and the underlying bone is prepared to receive the implant. The extent of the bone preparation depends on the number of implants required. The implant or implants are then placed, and the gum sutured. The implant or implants should fully integrate into the bone after 3 to 6 months.  At this point, a custom-designed crown is fitted over the post.  The details of the procedure vary slightly with the structure of the implant or implants used.