Once we have determined that you are a viable candidate for implants, your treatment will begin with the surgical placement of the implant or implants into your jawbone. During the healing process, the titanium base of the implant will fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw in a process called osseointegration. It typically takes several months to form a strong bond with the jawbone in order to create a solid foundation for the replacement teeth or tooth.
After the initial healing phase, the doctor will place abutments to the dental implant or implants during a follow-up procedure. These abutments will then attach to your new replacement crown, bridge, or denture. During the second healing period, your gums will heal around the abutments.
Once you have healed from the second procedure, you will return to our Loveland, CO, office where Dr. Maples will attach your crown, bridge, or denture.