During your first appointment, Dr. Landry or Dr. Dela Cruz will numb your mouth and then create an opening in your gum and jaw tissue. Then, a single dental implant will be placed in this area, with its placement precisely guided by your implant treatment plan for the best results.
It will take about 1-2 weeks to heal and recover from your initial surgery. However, it takes up to 3-6 months or longer for your implant to fully heal and integrate with your jaw tissue in the process known as osseointegration. You will come into our office a few times during this time for checkups to ensure your recovery is on track.
During your follow-up appointments while you heal, the dental implant restoration process will begin. One of our doctors will take scans of your mouth and your implant and upload them into our CEREC machine to design the dental crown that will be attached to your implant at your last appointment.
Once your restoration is done and your mouth is fully healed, you will have an abutment placed onto your dental implant, and then the final restoration will be permanently attached to the implant. After your CEREC dental crown is placed, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.