Surgical placement of the implant in your bone is accomplished by either your general dentist or a specialist, depending on the case.
After the surgical area is completely numb, an incision is made over the bone that will receive the implant. The tissue is reflected for maximum visibility and the osteotomy (bone removal to make space for the implant) is accomplished. Next, the implant is screwed into the osteotomy space and sutures are placed.
You will be given an extra soft toothbrush for cleaning the area, special antibacterial mouthwash, and pain relievers. Surprising as it seems, our experience is that most people have very little discomfort following this procedure.
There are several follow up visits to monitor healing.