Getting dental implants is easier than you might think. Treatment is usually carried out in the office under local anesthetic or light sedation. Often, a dental implant can be placed at the same time as tooth removal. A temporary crown can be attached so that the patient doesn’t have to leave the office with missing teeth.
The process is usually completed in two phases. In the first stage, the dental implant (a small titanium device shaped like a tooth root) is placed into the jaw bone. A period of time (usually XX days/weeks) is allowed for the implant to attach to the bone, a process known as osseointegration.